I have been using this dryer since my beloved Conair Translucence kicked the bucket a couple of months ago. My old dryer was a hard act to follow since it lasted 10 years, dried my hair fast and gave me good hair days. This new Vidal dryer is stiff competition though. It is an all around great dryer that is perfect for someone who finds that ion dryers leave their hair too limp. I also love that it's blue like my old dryer thus making the "parting" transition easier.