No longer dreading summers.
Your review: Nice, large (I underestimated what an 18" fan would be like) fan. You will be able to tell as soon as you take it out of the box it's going to serve its purpose. Like the other reviewer I too am tired of those flimsy, disposable store-bought fans but an A/C unit for an airy 1-bedroom apartment seems like a waste of time, energy and - well, short summers - in the Northeast of the USA. Worth the investment.
Pros: Lots of fan for the price. Sturdy, strong construction will probably last a lifetime.
Cons: Made in China. :(