This is the perfect starter 3D printer and great for young students. It's fully enclosed which prevents wandering hands from getting too close to hot moving machine parts during printing (if you open the door while printing the machine automatically pauses). The HEPA filter helps clean and purify the air as well.
The print quality is on par with the best desktop printers I've used and the software is easy to learn. Other great features include a touch screen interface and power loss recovery. If you lose power during the middle of a print (or say a student accidentally unplugs the machine or bumps the power button), you can resume the print when power is restored. I tried this myself just to see if it worked and was very impressed. It also has WiFi connectivity and even a smartphone app you can install to start prints and monitor the printer (as long as you're on the same network). The software also lets you insert pauses to change colors mid-print.
Regarding some other reviews complaints, we haven't seen any temperature sensitivities. The enclosure seems to work very well. The build size is relatively small and while it is true you cannot cut the model into smaller sections using the printer software, it's easy to do this in other free programs like Netfabb or MeshMixer, thus allowing you to print larger parts in small sections and gluing them together. Also, while ABS, ABS+, and PLA are the only default material profiles, it is possible to create your own custom profiles with different extrusion temperatures in the software. Larger spools of filament will not fit inside the standard enclosure, but there is a simple spool holder you can 3D print from Afinia3D's website that I recommend allowing you to hang larger spools directly on the printer.
The only issue I have with the software is it lacks to ability to view layer by layer after slicing which most (all?) other slicers let you do.
Overall, I think this is one of the best values out there in terms of features per dollar. The build quality is great, mostly injection molded parts (not 3D printed). I recommend US buyers get this printer from Afinia3D (under the name H400) as their US based tech and warranty support is outstanding.