Summary: This switch does exactly what it is advertised to do. I am slightly disappointed that the software (included with this switch) is only compatible with Windows, not Mac. However if you want plug-and-play this device will do just that.
Summary: Good semi-smart switch. I've not used any of the more advanced features yet, but as a straight gigabit switch, it works well for our network and keeps data moving nicely. Once the kids are older I'll use the more advanced features of the switch for managing their usage.
Summary: I have 11 of these in my old network in offices that have been expanded. They have been excellent 5 port (and a few of the 8 port variety (GS108Gev2). because they are semi-managed, they make it much easier to find and correct problems on the network.
Summary: This switch satisfies my primary need which was a span-like port that I could connect to an IDS (intrusion detection system) to monitor all of my traffic. It's a very solidly built metal unit. I'm impressed.
Summary: This switch works fine for what I needed. I don't know that it is worth the extra money over the GS105. For what I needed I could have saved some money if I purchased the non "E" version. I own both now and they both work very well.