I bought this white board because Duramax porcelain is supposed to be one of the best, non-ghosting dry erase surfaces on market. As soon as I started writing on the board with Expo low odor markers I realized that Duramax ghosts just like other porcelain boards, especially for the black marker. Despite being significantly more expensive, I don't think this board is any better than the 3M boards that we have used a lot in class rooms. If I'm to buy another one I'll definitely buy the 3M instead, which is about 40% cheaper. The board curls slightly from top to bottom after it's unpacked.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend