I prefer freestanding tents but got this primarily because of its small packed size. At 5x7, it's 13 inches shorter than the amazing REI Quarter Dome T2.
Setup was straight forward: Stake 4 corners, 2 vestibule straps, stick your trekking poles into the large rings, lift and and adjust length. The tent is made of polyurethane nylon which has some stretch in it - like stretchy jeans. This helps keep the tension tight as the weather temperature fluctuates.
Excellent attention to detail and it looks great.