You're all entitled to your opinions. No question!
But I just had to chime in and say I've loved this effect since the first time I got fried by it.
Make no mistake....I really love the effect as well. And the craftsmanship looks beautiful. I am a guy who would happily "collect" this kind of item and use it in the same way EZ mentioned. But I wouldn't add it to a show. It just looks like a gimmicked box. So I guess that is why I pose the question. Not really aimed at who would get it and who wouldn't but more to the point, If someone would, or has, got this how do you plan to use it? Entertain family and friends, parlor, stage, kids shows, busking? Or would it just be a pretty box to stick on your shelf with all your other pretty magic props, only to be dusted off when other magic buddies come over to see your collection?