The 410 3-way head is a magnificent piece of kit for the money, and is sufficiently well made to replace the larger 405 geared head in most circumstances. Now, do be aware that it isn't so quickly adjusted for portraiture as a nice ball head, but for landscape work, also precision set-ups in the studio, including macro, it really is terrific. Manfrotto are to be congratulated on making such a good product available at what is a relatively low price.
An improvement I can suggest is to supply the head with TWO quick-release plates instead of just one, and for BOTH plates to come with 1/4" and 3/8" camera screws.
UPDATE after extended use:-
A second improvement I can suggest is in regard of shooting UPRIGHT PICTURES by tilting the camera on to its side....
In this mode the side-to-side tilt adjustment of the head becomes restricted to right-tilt only, because all the tilt range is used up in the act of rotating the camera platform anti-clockwise by 90 degrees. This means the tripod ITSELF has to be perfectly level before upright orientated shots can be got level.
Take note: most common pan and tilt heads are restricted in precisely this same way.
Nevertheless, this really isn't a tolerable omission in an item of this quality. It should be capable of tilting somewhat OVER-centre when being swung into the upright orientation, in order to give modicum of sideways tilt adjustment to BOTH sides...
--(left and right, instead of only right)--
... moreover, I cannot see any mechanical limition that prevented it from being done..
... so I think the lack of this facility is enough of a criticism to merit 3 stars instead of a full 5 for the head as a whole.
In my case, at least a 1/3rd of my shots are taken as upright (portrait) orientated pictures, so I do expect to have the full range of geared tilts available in horizontal AND upright shooting modes.