Love the sound it makes as it clinks into the right gear. Definitely louder than Shimano drivetrains which may be a procon depending on your preferences. Works well with my 1x system - no grinding when shifting, no noise when pedaling, just the weight penalty for going with a lower end cassette which only matters if you are a weight weenie or racing at the highest levels.
I bought this cog set for those few rides that I do that have humongous hiills. I always wanted one more gear to get up those higest of inclines. This fits the bill. The price was right. I've used it a couple of times and all is good. I did at one chain length to the chain to accommodate the 36 tooth gear.
I recently purchased a new Cannondale with SRAM WiFli rear deraileur capable of 32 teeth low gear but mine came with a 28 tooth low. I'm fairly experienced with bike maintenance so replacing one cassette with another wasn't a big issue. The price was right (on sale) and I applied earned Credits from previous purchases plus Free Shipping! A great value and I love having that bail out gear here in Sonoma County, CA.
Built up my crud weather commuter bike with Apex 1, and this 10-42 is nice and bombproof. Weighs a ton, but if you expect that, it's a great economical option for large range. The black finish wore off quickly in the grime, but it hasn't been prone to any rust yet.