This is a great component. I am fairly new to Joomla, and I was able to get it up and going with no problems. He even provides the API for developers to start implementing it into their work. However, if you really want to customize this bad boy, you have to spend some time. I have downloaded this component for the first time 2 hours ago and just finished customizing it the way I wanted. It works beautifully. In my opinion, this is still a young component, with a developer that is doing his best at providing free software to the general community. As this component progresses, I'm sure there will be less errors, improved API, and more/easier/simpler customizations.