Gets the Job Done
I purchased this case when I acquired a Taylor 816ce. I also wanted it for an aged Ovation Custom Balladeer. It fit them both well (a little snug on the Ovation). The zippers seem heavy enough. I have had it for several months now, and have used it a few times. Yes, I agree, you cannot stand it on its side like a hard case, but it protects the guitar, which is what it was designed to do. The compartments are large enough to stuff with what I need.
The only strange thing about this case is that it had a bit of "organic matter" inside the case. It looked like a combination of insect remains, leaves and stems. Did someone use this to smuggle contraband? Just kidding, but it was strange. Good case for the money.