Summary: If you know ahead of time what you are purchasing (like I did) then I would think no one would have any issue with this switch. The QOS can be a PRO for some people and a CON for others.
Pros: This switch is very reliable and easy to use and great value. It has built in QOS (Quality of Service) which can be very handy if you have a child running online gaming and sucking down all your bandwidth, or if you use VOIP.
Cons: The QOS can also be a con if you do not want it because you cannot disable it.
Summary: I know tat I have one of the fastest routers on the market the 802.11AC NetgearR6200 running wireless. but wasn't getting the speeds that was paying for. So I wanted to make my home network wired instead. So I got the Netgear- GS605AV and now I reach the speeds that I'm suppose to get. It has been working fine since I got it. I would recommend this to anyone that needs to simplify their network.
Summary: I use Wake On Lan for all my desktops. Took a lot of frustration and troubleshooting before I narrowed it down to the switch. To save energy it powers down ports that are not in use preventing magic packets from getting to the desktop. In any event, that was a failure on my part. Had I been in the market for a switch I would have ruled this out. For gaming console, smart TV or use with desktops that you aren't trying to do WOL it is great!
Pros: -Free with purchase of RT-N66U (amazing router) -Bandwidth management -Minimal, easily hidden
Cons: -Not great if you are only hooking up desktops (see comments)
Summary: I was tired of the constant drops by our wireless router to our entertainment devices. With this switch I just ran Cat5e to extend my gigabit network (only Ps3 actually has gigabit port) to our home theatre components which include : Xbox 360, Ps3, Apple TV, Denon AVR 1613, and a Sony bluray player which is in another room. Has worked flawlessly so far. Drops are all but gone. Now for a more robust router.
Summary: So far it works good. I reviewed a number of different hubs before going with this unit. The price was good. Once I received it, I really liked the small size. The plastic does feel a little cheap, that's why I'm only giving it 4 stars. But, it shouldn't be much of an issue since I will be using it mostly as something I plug in and leave alone.