First of all yes, moving away from litter boxes has been amazing. All the good things you read are true. However, it is louder than the website suggests so if you are in a small apartment or near the room where it is located you will hear it. Also, I go thru boxes of cat granules, which are not cheap. I vacuum them up because it is impossible to pick up every little granule to put back in the catgenie. Then I have to replace them again. It's a never ending cycle. The catgenie was a huge upgrade and I am grateful, but these two issues are real and should be considered. If they could be addressed it could be almost perfect.