I saw many posts about people loving their ATG tape guns and wondered what it was all about. I had been using the little squares with the tabs you had to remove to expose the glue. Anyways I got an ATG (on sale at M's) and realized what the fuss was all about! It is so much faster to use and actually is much less expensive than the other types. Have tried several other smaller tape runners and didn't like them and the refills are very pricy for the amount of tape you get. Some people don't care for the larger size ---- but I really like it ----- it doesn't get lost in the pile when I'm being creative. A few minutes and you've got it figured out. I rarely use any other adhesives. Also --- you can get some good deals on the refill rolls if you buy a quantity on ebay. Hope this helps.