Personally, I enjoy using a standard corkscrew. I find them very satisfying. I open a lot of wine at work and even though it takes a little bit of time, it makes the ritual of opening a bottle of wine feel more special to me. Also, this looks huge! *shrug* I'll stick with my old one. I supposed this would be wonderful for somebody with arthritis, or maybe a lefty that hates right handed corkscrews?