Just got this table for my kids (age 11 and 8) and two adults. So far very pleased!
Received in a flat rectangular box, and was dropped off in our Garage. (see photos)
Reading the other reviews, and since it was just myself and the wife at home to carry everything, I opened the box in the garage, and brought down the parts of the table separately to our basement. The heaviest part was the Top of the table, which I took off and the two of us carried it down to the basement first. The rest of the table was easier and lighter.
Assembly took a little longer for me than the other reviews I read here... It probably took me a good 2 hours, but I took my time and really read everything slowly. Instructions were pretty easy, but sometimes assumes that you know to screw the same things to the "other side" and this is not clearly written out in the instruction book (but intuitive).
The turning mechanism works well, and is easy to flip over. I did notice that one corner of the table did occasionally rub against one of the table supports, but it still worked fine.
Overall, the 3-in-1 functionality outweighs the smaller size, especially for kids, and it looks nice in our basement!