It's an awesome deck. I've had 2 in the past and I can say that the deck is visually pleasing. Also, I liked the user interface on the deck b/c it is easy to use. What I didn't like was navigating the ipod control. If you have few playlists, artists, etc. then it should be fine, but it you have tons of playlists, artists, etc. then navigating them was quite a pain. other than that, for a stock upgrade I believe you wil be pleased by this deck.