This is an amazing hookah. Not only is it pretty, it smokes perfectly. With the four hoses, the rotating base isn't really necessary, but it's nice to have all the same. The case is handy and it's not hard to fit all the pieces in as long as you break it down completely. The black coating on the glass is starting to come off in some places, but I've found if you clean it right after smoking, it's less likely to flake off. Overall, 5 stars, an excellent product.