This is actually my first vape, therefore I don't really have anything to compare it aside from actual cigarettes. I like the smoothness, and the functionality of it isn't complicated. I just have to note, for anyone that wants to purchase this that the battery is not included. I also had to a battery charger for the battery because the battery I bought wasn't at a hundred percent. I do like that it indicate how much battery you have left. For a first time buyer I am pretty satisfied with my purchase.