I got one of these as a gift a couple of years ago and at first I hated it. Great for smashing garlic, but I found it really cumbersome to use for mincing… until I realized I need to acquire a bit of patience and stop overfilling it. Two large cloves or 3-4 small ones is about as much as you can do at a time. A friend pointed out that for most people, that would be enough space… apparently I’m an exception feeling like I need to stuff 6-8 garlic cloves in at once.
Anyway, agreed, tool worth having. I use it when I would have otherwise finely minced with a knife but I don’t think it replaces the garlic press.