first of all I would like to point out that I am a rookie in terms of experience level with joomla. Started with J 2.5.
I do have some basic knowlege of html from years ago, ftp, configuration of my webspace using confixx and let my say an idea of what a database is. No real clue of PHP.
I am using this extension on my portal for information and to cluster events of seminars and trialogs related to psychoses and borderline personal disorder in northern Germany.
For purpose cluster events witch will be the main value I am using this delight extension.
My requirements are fullfilled in terms of easy to:
-edit events in frontend in daily life
-have native joomla structur according to categories, article,..
-higly customize apperance of single event view, list view, zoomlevel of integrated google maps and a very lot more
-setup recurring events by using PHP rules (yes even I made to understand that)
-improving by updates
In addition to that this extension has a clear represented backend interface. I cannot stress this enough!!
There are much more options which I am not using in my live environment but tested local like google map with sum of events.
All features are working and I do not have the feeling that preformance has gone down using dpcalendar.
So far I do not have any cons.
A question related to cutomize the singel event view which I placed in the forum has been successfully answered in just like no time.
Overall after trying three other paid extensions this one is my choise in terms of easy usage and deployment.
Support is great and definitely marvelous value for the money.
I do recommend it!