Like with the vast majority of beauty products, unless you are prepared to use it as it advises in the booklet, then of course it will not be the result you expect. For instance, I thought it was rubbish until I realized I was not using it properly. I was allowing the device to stop and jump, and not run continually smooth along the area. It is a brilliant device for facial hair. I have not tried it on legs as of yet.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend