I find that books are read more often when they are seen. Heaven knows I'm guilty of grabbing armloads of books from the library based solely on cover appeal. I like this bookshelf, and have been looking around for something similar, but more affordable. These instructions seem pretty strait forward. I'm filing them away as one of the many projects I plan to take on when I establish separate boy/girl rooms for the kids this summer. Anyone have this type of bookcase? Do you like it, or is it too much visual clutter?