Summary: Consumers Reports' number one pick was the similar F-1060/IR1070 with shiny stainless soleplate. Turns off in 30 seconds if left face down or on its side, 10 minutes in the vertical position. Can also be used to steam hanging clothes. You want a Teflon soleplate if you use starch, stainless if you do not. Buy a Rowenta if you want to support German craftsmanship, don't mind an iron that leaks, and have $100 to squander.
Summary: I don't iron much, I just wanted a functional iron for those times when I do need to get the wrinkles out of my shirts and pants. This iron is a great size, has a good feel, is easy to use, the auto-off is very convenient. It heats up quickly and the steam and spray work very well. I've used bad irons before and this is definitely a good iron, especially for the price.