Hi Dave, I have a seven year old Honcoop Highbanker and for me it has worked great. It's just the basic Highbanker, it does not have the Dredge option, or the Trommel option. Most of my gold has been recovered in the upper portion of the riffle tray. I'm not sure of any cons of this unit. It was kinda pricey, but when I see what others have and what they paid for their highbankers I'm glad I got the Honcoop. But that Trommel option does intrigue me though.