My wife hated how many remotes we had around the house, form the surround sound to the tower fan, we had 9 at one point. So instead of getting rid of any of my gadgets I saw an oppurtunity to get yet another one. It has been one of the best gadget purchases I have ever made. Easy to set up easy to use and great for decluttering the coffee table. Changing components in a system is easy too, like when I bought a new receiver last year. Plugged the harmony one in to the computer and two minutes later it was ready to use with the new system. Love it!