I am giving this five stars, as this is the best I have ever used! It does get really hot, but not scorching like some Ive used. It has a high output of air, which can be overwhelming at first, but you have to make friends with it and learn to play nice and it will treat your hair very very well. It takes some time learn how to really use it properly, it has a ton of power - but in the end, the results are soft, frizz free hair. I have a lot of hair, but also, the strands are thick and coarse and tend to break and frizz. It is also wavy and past my shoulder blades, so a standard blow dryer just will not do. I frizz out very easily and look very dry and crisp, even though I do not have chemically treated hair. My last dryer (a Rusk Speed Freak) did a ton of damage in just a couple of weeks, so I went with this. This is actually repairing that damage and I have no hesitation drying my hair every day (I have to in ND this time of year). It does not cut drying time like my Chi or Rusk, but it is gentle on my hair and that is what is important to me. My only problems are that I wish it came with a diffuser and the narrow attachment nozzles come maybe once per use, and they are hot, so its not fun to put back on. But I would recommend in an instant regardless.