I bought one of these just a couple months ago, for about $30 more on Amazon. So far, I love it. I haven't had any of the problems other people have complained about. It's pretty easy to clean, and works very well. I have only fried one turkey so far, and way overcooked it. I suggest checking the internal temp after the first 20 minutes or so, and cooking more if needed, checking often. I have cooked 3 whole chickens, and they all came out great. I've done a lot of wings, some chicken-fried steak, and they have all come out very nicely.
When frying a turkey, read the instructions! I had virtually no splatter when I fried mine (the splatter is what causes houses/decks/garages to catch fire).
What I'm saying is I highly recommend this. It works great if you use it properly.