I agree with it completely. I do think the company has made some improvements since the author wrote the review and updates. The lens mount on mine is rock solid, and the unit comes with a shoulder sling.
I was able to mount a Swiss Arca plate to the bottom today, so I can now quickly mount the whole thing on a monopod for added stability or a tripod to keep it off the ground when I am just eyeballing for my next shots.
I would not want to leave it on a fully-elevated tripod in high winds because the whole thing might blow over and break. Last week I saw a large Gitzo tripod that just had our jackets on it blow over; I shuttered to think that it could have had a camera/lens on it when that happened.