Pros: Well, its stylish. Fairly quiet.
Cons: See title. Disposble unit, like VCR's have become.
I purchased my DE400P in 2007 and used it very lightly. It was off and in the closet. My need is in the damp spring. Got it out fall of 2008 and plugged it in and after 60 days a loud grinding noise was heard from inside the dehumidifier.
Since, time wise, it is out of warranty I had to drill hole into the tank and let it drip into the tub. I use this at my lake house and the pump feature was huge to me as it would allow this to run while we were away for the week.
So, I am not a big fan. I take care of my things. So, this little beauty was not abused.