First of all, this is a DW 9000 series product, so you know you're going to get the best craftsmanship out there. When I took it out of the box it felt like a $300 piece of equipment. Everything is very solid, heavy, and the beauty of the design is fantastic.
As far as playing, I have only played it twice so far. Being in an apartment doesn't afford me the luxury of practicing, but this has been a great pedal when I've played on my drum set. It's almost too easy. I'm still in the process of training my foot to behave differently since I'm coming off a mid-level pedal that was about 6 years old.
I was torn to get the standard model or the extended footboard model. After exchanging a few emails with a DW customer service person (who had played both pedals), I opted for the extended footboard model. I have size 12-13 feet so it was for both size and the slightly bigger sweetspot (according to the DW rep).
Overall, I am sure I will enjoy many performances with this pedal. I'm happy with the decision. If you're torn between what size footboard to get, go with your instinct. If you've played high quality DW pedals for a while, maybe you'll be more comfortable with the standard model. If you came from something else or have big feet, give this pedal a try. You can't go wrong with either.