I have had an Ameristep Doghouse for 7-8 years. Still in great shape, but this year I decided to get a hub style blind. I picked up an Ameristep intimidator about a month ago. Great blind, well constructed and a bit easier and faster to set up and take down that the doghouse. One thing I will say is that the earlier models of the intimidator are junk. I bought one at Dunham's since it was on clearance(was in realtree hardwoods), took it home and set it up, at first it seemed ok, but I wanted to take it down and set it up a few times to get used to it. the 2nd or third time, the straps on the outside where the hubs are, had ripped through the material and pulled the strap through making it tough to fold up. Then after thinking I had pulled them through enough to be able to fold the blind up, I noticed one of the rods had broken. Took it back the next day and decided to go and pick up one of the newer ones in realtree AP camo. It is built a lot better and has leather patches around the straps that keep them from ripping through the material.