I wanted a smaller, more modular pedal board than those I'd seen other musicians using. I don't need 26 pedals to get my sound. Just a tuner, a/b box, volume boost and an OCD (just for good measure); I let the amp do the rest. Gator was the only company who had a size that was just right. To spare the analogy, all the others were either too small, too big, too heavy, or too expensive. This thing has lasted me nearly a decade. It's lived a real life of hard gigging and van packing and has survived.
4 Stars because at a certain point the velcro gave way and I had to replace and re-glue that. But I'm pretty hard on my gear–so that may not happen to you. I wish it had a little more room in the front pouch (that IS where i'm storing all my accompanying gear, Gator!) and a strong carrying strap; the handle is tight and I need my hands to carry my guitars and amps.