The direct integration into both Paypal and Google checkout systems was EXACTLY what I was looking for - I didn't need any other processing companies, which just makes things more complicated than they need to be.
Just a warning - do not expect this to be a full blown shopping cart - they don't claim it is. It's simply a one page cart that you can put on your site to sell a FEW things (ie more than 20 items and your page will start to look a little cluttered).
Unfortunately for me, I am looking for something that looks and works exactly like this component, but can manage a slightly bigger inventory (multiple categories, based on the Joomla section/category layout is fine), and possibly include shipping and tax options - basically suited for a small home business.
Hopefully an alternate version to this will include these additional features, as it's definitely an untapped part of the otherwise fantastic Joomla Extensions Directory.
Works well, now just need to tweak things.
If, however, all your looking for is a simple yet effective way of letting your site visitors contact you, or various departments/sections of your company/organization/group, then this is the perfect one for you. I would consider this the next step up from the form included originally with Joomla.
Absolutely no complaints from a happy user.
Be forwarned, this is NOT an auto translator. Look elsewhere for that. Joom!Fish simply gives you the support needed to have other language equivalents of every aspect of your site. I have used this successfully on a site which is running English and Japanese concurrently, with the Japanese translations done by a professional translator.
Unlike other (poor) reviews I have not had any issues whatsoever with this component, and I'm not a programmer/elite user. It took me about 5 minutes to install and get up and running, and haven't had any issues with it so far. Admittedly the site I am currently using it on is not an intense site - it's simply a brochure site with minimal content and no other components installed.
Treat your users and site visitors with respect. Unless you want to completely insult them, their language and their culture, don't use auto-translators. I'm a trilingual speaker and it's insulting to my intelligence visiting sites that have been auto translated.
It's not hugely customizable - for example it doesn't seem to follow the template CSS, so you are virtually stuck with what what you've got. Obviously you could edit the code if necessary, but if you aren't a programmer or can't be bothered, then forget about changing the way this appears.
Having said that, it works perfectly straight out of the box. I had it running on my site in under 2 minutes. I regard it as a step up from the contact form that comes with Joomla. Not a very large step-up, but just a further step which gives you a few more options for your contact details. Plus the captcha thing sounds handy......if I can be bothered installing it next.....
Actually the main reason for writing this review was to correct the guy before me, who said that this component was no longer free. That is incorrect. The component itself is still free, however support for users is now on a subscription basis, due to the developers high cost of bandwidth, which seems fair enough to me.
The support for streaming video plus the image manager makes this a HUGE step up from TinyMCE editor. Highly recommended.
Regarding installation issues - it took me a while to get Joomla to recognise JCE as my new editor of preference. Strangely enough after I'd set it as default in global preferences, unpublished both standard editors and checked that configuration.php noted that the editor was indeed JCE, Joomla was still showing TinyMCE (even though I'd unpublished it). The only resolution was to individually go into user menu, select myself, and set default editor that way. I don't believe this is a bug on JCE's part, but rather Joomla.