Just got this at Buy Buy Baby with 20% coupon or otherwise I would have gotten it from Amazon. I was actually hesitant on buying this gate given the split 5 star reviews and the 1 star reviews. Well, I am glad I took the risk because I strongly believe that after installing this, it is pretty solid. I mean, I don't think it will hold any kid who intends to get a running start and has his/her mindset to knock the gate down. Furthermore, if your kid is on steroids, then yes this nor any other gate will not hold. FYI, I didn't screw in the mounting cups into the wall because I didn't want to ruin my wall for something I will probably only have for a couple of years. Now for those of you super OCD paranoid parents thinking that a stupid damage drywall is not worth a toddler getting injured, I will argue that the pressure mounting system is just as good. Granted the screwed in cups are more secure but you're looking at a minimal difference. Another thing is that as I am pre-setting the gate, I am actually LEVELING both sides as well as fore and aft to make sure every angle is plumbed. Takes an additional five minutes but if everything isn't leveled, you'll have a difficult time adjusting the pressure mounts and therefore create uneven mounts. For example, if your tightening the top right mount and you level it and you find that the bottom right needs to go out further then you tighten some more until the whole side is leveled. You repeat this on the left side as well. Finally when you have everything plumbed, you now slowly make incremental adjustments to both top sides until you can open the latch anymore. Thereafter, you should back off half a turn. The good thing is that the gate includes a nifty tool to tighten the pressure mounts. Without it, you're going to be struggling in the tight confines between wall and gate. They thought of everything. So if you're going to buy this gate or any gate for that matter, you need to have a mini vertical leveling tool. Do it right the first time and you'll save yourself the headache later on when the latches don't latch or the gate moves out of it's position (i.e. one side being higher than the other and/or one side is more forward then the other). This brings up another point and that is you need to make sure you are equal distance from whatever outer edge you're referencing (corners on left and right). Basically you want the gate to be perfectly parallel with the stair steps so that the mounting cups have a perfect 100% contact with the wall and not half pressed in and the other half angled out.