My husband and I decided to purchase a Graco infant car seat after the good experience we had with our firstborn's Graco travel system. We decided on the Snugride in Platinum because of its neutral tones and good reviews, and I liked the fact that it includes a foot muff for cooler weather. We wanted a color that would pair nicely with the Graco Snugrider stroller frame, and this works brilliantly. The photo makes the light color look almost silver though, when in fact the seat is black with a khaki/beige accent color. I expected that from other reviews I've read, and it's still neutral and sharp looking, so we don't mind. Once we received it, the seat was easy to install in our vehicle (Latch system) and the sun shade was really the only item needing assembly. (That took about five minutes.) The sun shade seems a teeny bit flimsy and the material of the foot muff seems likely to snag on Velcro or other rough materials, but so far we haven't had any problems with either. The material of the seat pad, head positioner and foot muff is extremely soft, which I appreciate for our tender little newborn. It was nice not having to spend the extra money on a car seat head positioner, this one works just fine for our compact little 7-pounder, and I'm pretty picky about his comfort. The 5-point harness, albeit super-safe, is a little cumbersome next to a baby body, but we've remedied that with soft strap covers and our baby doesn't seem to be bothered much by it, and snuggles right into his seat when we travel. I find the seat to be fairly light to carry, and have even lifted it without straining or hurting myself within a week of having a C-section. (Not recommended at all, but shows how light the seat is.) As expected, we're finding this seat to be extremely easy to use, comfortable for baby, well-constructed and attractive. There are a lot of trendy and pricey car seats on the market, but Graco is a trustworthy and reliable brand that offers a great product that we've been very happy with, for a fraction of the cost of other car seat manufacturers.