Expensive you might think - however, I've had friends buy 2 highchairs or even 3. They didn't like the first one or they got one to have at Grandmas etc - what a waste. We love the fact that you can take just the chair bit out with you when visiting friends for the day. The cover doesn't have to be washed EVERYTIME - unless you are really fussy. A little wipe down will suffice and you can take it off altogether, doesn't make much difference to the comfort. Easy to put together, very safe, easy to clean, looks nice in the kitchen/dining room, doesn't take up much room.
Haven't used the funpod bit yet as little one can't stand alone yet but I'm sure he will love being safe in the kitchen with me 'helping' me cook or colour in while I'm busy. A super investment and well worth the few extra quid. You won't be disappointed. AND even if you were, you'd probably get most of your money back if you sold it because they don't get damaged easily so hold their price. Easily the best baby item we have bought.