After reading the reviews for this, and seeing that the only drawback really seemed to be losing the pieces, I decided to give it a go. It arrived today and my 6, 5, and 2 yr olds love it! Bearing in mind what I'd read about pieces getting lost, I divided up the little accessory pieces by type into little, shallow, plastic containers, to minimize loss - before I gave the set to them. They played with it this morning for about 2 hours solid, only breaking for lunch. My oldest two are now at it again while the little ones nap. They have had endless fun rearranging the faces, arms, legs, etc., and seem to really enjoy the concept and supplies! They haven't lost anything, thanks to the dishes holding everything, and the fact that I will only allow them to play with it at the kitchen table, so I think this is a winner! The play-doh supplied, while not the brand name, seems to be fine, and works just as well as the known brand. The pieces are pretty small, so as with anything like this, little ones would need to be supervised closely.