I like my TrekDesk very much. Assembles quite easily and adjusted to my Icon treadmill without a problem. Yes, the color and design are a little plain. It's not pretty like the Steelcase unit, but it's sturdy and it does what says. The textured desktop helps with keeping things in their place, but I find I have to put a second sheet of paper under the one I'm writing on or else my writing will look a little ragged. Not a big deal. I walk about 1.6-1.7 mph while working. And when I don't walk (like when I'm on a conference call), I just stand, which is still better than sitting.