It is really nice to shop in Ikea, it is a pleasant shopping experience. It is also nice place to have breakfast or leave you kids. But you should know the stuff they sell is well marketed crap.
Last fall I took a walk over to the Ikea here in Brooklyn. I only bought small stuff because I had to walk home. So I bought a dozen drinking glasses.
Six of these and six shorter ones with designs drawn on them. Every time I wash the dishes I thought I was gonna slit my wrist. The short ones have been gone since the Spring and I have one tall one left. That was quick.
My TV stand is nice but looks like it is gonna fall at any minute. Pressed Wood.