This desk is even better than I expected. It is huge, which is good for me, because I can put files and a laptop and my phone and a water bottle and not feel cramped. If you are short on space, it may be a problem. But if you have the room for it, it is terrific to have such a large workspace. I love walking while I work. I have already lost a few pounds just from walking while I work - no other lifestyle changes. Also...and this may be the best part, our teenagers have been using it while they are on their laptops or reading their homework assignments. That alone is worth every penny of the purchase price. As for stability, ours is very stable. Even though it is on carpet, it is rock-solid.