I did get 2 of these for friends, who said it was nice. I think they were being nice. I'm going to tell them they can "recycle" or "donate" them to a church rummage sale and I won't be offended. I got one for myself, and I was sorry I had bought them as gifts without first buying one for myself. The beard is so dark it overwhelms the rest of the statue. It is cheap looking, but you get what you pay for. It may look ok in a garden, surrounded by plants. It's not so bad on my cabinet, except the beard is SO DARK. Yuck.