I like the ceramic filter, simple to clean and tastes good. It's a tad bulky and heavy compared to some brands and it is not the fastest draw in the west. It does seem to speed up though by the second or third bottle. I have read some horror stories about the filter breaking, but to issues here for 5 years. Even if you don't use wide mouth Nalgene bottles you can use this filter. I got an extra hose and I just attach it to the nipple on the output and fill my Platypus or my Hydraform reservoir.
All in all this is a good, long lasting water filter.