It's difficult to see from the pictures what your getting isn't it? When you open your box you'll see instantly that you have bought quality. This bench comes more or less fully assembled and is ready to use within 2 miinutes. It is thickly padded and comfortable to lie/sit on, without bottoming out (I'm 14.5 stone). It is also made of heavy guage metal, finished it a hammered grey, which looks good, and feels robust. Whilst doing the exercises, even hyper-extensions it felt secure and stable. The adjustments are reasonably easy to make, using either slot in or screw in pins, but knowing where to adjust takes a bit of practice. However it does come with a good manual which tells you which pin holes to use to get the position you want. The positions yo can get are, flat, incline, decline and hyper-extension/preacher board, the other 8 positions are degrees of adjustment within these opsitions.