Yes, it is worth the price. Set up took my husband 5 minutes to hook it in the laundry room and it didnt take up any more room than the large hooded litterbox we had already had in there. Cat adjusted to using it the 3rd day when we took the old litterbox away, no accidents and the cat is 9yrs old. Occasionally if cat poos in the very center of the litter the mechanical scoop doesnt get it all but then we just run a 2nd cycle when its done and all is good. Sounds like the washer running, not very loud. Bought the scented package on accident- I like it and think it smells fresh like laundry detergent. Hubby hates the smell says its overly strong and perfumy, so if you're sensitive to perfumes, get unscented! Love this CatGenie! No self scooping, no stinky poos in the trash can, no smelly house.