1. Works as per claims.
2. Is immediately useful.
3. I'll probably never want to part with.
The first extension I wish I could give a score higher than 'Excellent!' to.
Yes, the little things sometimes make all the difference.
Wonderful, though very basic, calendar module. If all you are looking for is a simple way to list events in a basic calendar, this is the module for you... when it works.
If it breaks, unless you pay for the Gold version, its entirely on your shoulders to make it work again. The fixes are likely already in the Gold version too.. but if all you want is the basic to work, either pay for Gold (which is value-added to those who need the extra toys that come with it) or wait with a broken site.
I updated to 1.7.4 and it broke. This was the version specified on JEvents website. I tested against 2.5 and it broke worse. On asking for how to fix either one, I was told the fixes are in Gold, and either wait a month with a broken site or pay them. Since it did work for a while, I'm rating it fair.
Basic calendar : JEvents offers multiple presentation options, 4 built in themes, a layout editing tool, complex repeating event handlers, repeat exception handling and ical import/export. That is more than basic in most people's views.
Support for non-paying users : The JEvents free access forums are actively supported and most problems resolved very quickly.
Joomla 2.5 clashed with the view class naming convention used in JEvents which requires a large number of files to be changed - a new release that resolves this is issue will be out very soon.