First steam generator iron I've bought, and wouldn't go back to using a conventional iron again. I purchased this iron in October 2010, for reasons such as, manufacture's reputation, the design, colour, reviews and the price.
I agree that may be/feel a little heavier than an ordinary iron, but it certainly cuts the ironing time in half, it glides effortlessly over garments, smoothes out any creases regardless of fabric or temperature.
One extra purchase I made was the steam generator ironing table, mesh and light as a feather and folds away beautifully for storage, as does the iron.
This/these purchase have made ironing a pleasure rather than a chore and would recommend them to anyone.
Happy ironing :)