As a guy, I generally don't have much fascination with toddler toys, except when my son loves it then well, I love it!
PlayZone is well, a play zone. I feel a sense of relaxation and that my child is totally safe and secure when he is in this area. We placed a comfortable blanket under it - his toys are in this area and he just loves spending time here.
I do agree that having two of these units combined together will make it an amazing play area. I will be purchasing the second unit.