Saw Baking w/ Julia episode the other day and the guest said that she preferred chopping garlic to using a press, and asked Julia's opinion. Julia said she didn't care, as long as there was plenty of garlic!
I just bought one. The large one. I used it last night for the first time. It worked great. Clean up was easy. They are not Swiss made as someone said. They are made like most everything these days in China.