I got this because because I wasn't able to get my everyday go-to distress ink pad (Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink). What a terrific substitute. It's very easy to use - comes with it's own pad an handle and the ink is super creamy and rich in color. The distressing possibilities are endless. I don't do a lot of rubber stamping, but the little I've done with it has come out beautifully. It *does* take a minute or two to dry - but that's a small price to pay ... speaking of price - these are very inexpensive, and very juicy so they'll last a long time.
I have bought this pad in the past, knowing it is darker than shown so keep that in mind. One that I purchased fell off the handle after just a few uses, I had to glue it back on-- pretty messy, but another I had was fine.