Never thought I'd find myself writing a review for a faucet. But this thing is awesome. The water sprays in just the right direction - it's angled just a teeny bit toward the back instead of the front so you don't get water spray all over you. It's not so high that it splashes/sprays everywhere. It's almost like a high tech machine than a plumbing faucet. When you shut it off it's as if something is being shut than stopped - you just have to see to understand what I mean, but it's really cool. It IS tall however it takes less visual space than smaller pull downs. Plus it moves so easily. With the ones that you had to pull out with the weight on the line I had to yank so hard and then sometimes it didn't return back and the spout was hanging out. If you've got a few extra bucks I highly recommend this faucet - it is so worth it. Oh, and it looks great.