I recently received my ART cockpit after the recent back order ended. When I was researching, many reviews pointed out that the pedal base was made of mdf but I was very happy to see that the new updated versions are metal. This was the only sticking point when I had researched the ART in the past but it wasn't a dealbreaker. However, I am very happy to see the new revision(s) from the older models and for the price I think its a great starting point for sim racing. Previous reviews also talked about how the instructions were difficult to follow but it seems GT Omega listened to the feedback on that as well. I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a setup under $500.