I've taken this tripod out a few times since it arrived and I'm very impressed. Height wise it extends just short of six foot, and the independently adjustable legs allow you to position it as required. The feet also adjust to match the angle of the surface they are resting against, providing a reasonably secure footing at all times (the feet can be converted into spikes for soft ground as well). The quick release mechanism is good, but requires tightening if you want to truly secure the camera to the tripod. This is easily done through a thumb screw on the head but does make the quick release not quite as quick as it is on other tripods.
In the package you get the tripod, a head, to camera plates, some allen keys and a bag. The screw used to mount the plate to the camera has a small handle on it meaning it can be added/removed to the camera by hand, negating the need to carry round a screwdriver (or coin!) to do this as is the case with other tripods.
There are some drawbacks. The tripod, and especially the head (which can be removed / replaced if need be) is relatively heavy - although this does give it a sturdy feeling. It's not overly heavy, but is noticeable if you're upgrading from a lighter / smaller tripod. The ball head is also not as smooth as some, which may make panning, especially for video, difficult. I've also had the quick release clips on the legs become loose. This is a pain and requires tightening with the supplied allen keys, so make sure you carry them in your bag.
These are all minor niggles though, and you would have to spend five or six times more to find a tripod that would cure them. This tripod is outstanding (unbelievable really) value that feels really solid and is adaptable enough to work in most situations. You really can't go wrong wth this quality at this price.