So, this was my first experience buying my own Sukkah. Here are my comments:
How many people can it fit?
I bought the 5 X 10. It fits about 4 to 5 people comfortably. We put a 48 " round table in the center and four chairs for our family. You could squeeze more people in there if really needed, especially without a table in there. However, for a small family this is perfect.
What does this kit include?
So this kit does NOT include everything you need to build a sukkah. It is only the metal structure and the tarp. You will also need to purchase 12 inch bamboo poles AND the s'chah for the top to complete your sukkah. Another mitzvah during Sukkot is to shake the lulav so you may also want to buy one of those while you are at it. Other things to consider: Do you need more lighting? Do you want sukkah decorations? Also do you want to pick up the sukkah at the store, have it shipped, or have it delivered if you live in Los Angeles. I paid extra to have mine delivered and I'm very happy I did. I do not live near the store so it would be far to drive and I did not want to risk anything getting broken in the mail. The guy who came to deliver was very nice and helpful and he came that day or the next day to deliver it.
Where can I put my sukkah?
I highly suggest measuring the space where you want to place your sukkah before purchasing so that you have a plan. One thing you also want to consider is that the sukkah's roof has to be open to the sky. That means that it can't be under a balcony or a tree. I put mine on my patio not on the grass.
What are the quality of the materials?
I found this sukkah to be excellent quality. It makes a really nice presentation. It's really sturdy. It got pretty windy during Sukkot and the sukkah held up nicely. I also love that it is waterproof. The structure doesn't need any tools to be set up which is definitely a plus. Just make sure to tighten the knobs that connect the poles together really tight.
Can you build this yourself?
Nope. Grab helpers. It took three of us (all adults) to build this. We were all first time sukkah builders. We could have used a fourth person, honestly. It did come with directions but as a first timer you may still have questions. It was not hard to put up but it was not an easy task either. I would give yourself some time to put this up. However, as a first timer, you may need help and you can call up the store and they will help you. It's a mitzvah to build for sure!
I like that this is a kosher sukkah. I don't have to worry about it being up to halacha. It's done for you. I like that this sukkah is also able to be packed up for next year in storage because it will be used year after year. I haven't done that yet. Hopefully it will be easy but I like the idea that easy storage is a feature here.
Enjoy everyone! Hope this review helps you pick a sukkah this year! Chag Sameach!