Allright who's got the welder eveyone loves to hate?
I have one in my shop, It's running miller wire, and I have a miller fluxcore cover on it in place of the standard mig nozzle which is pointless. Does it weld great? No. Does it weld things together? Yup it sure does, way better than my other non-existent welder. It will surprise you how well it sticks things together too. I have done a few projects with it and plan to do more, if you are patient with it you can do some pretty good work with it.
Here are some pics of the treadmill desk I built with it. Yup I blew through some of the thin metal on that cheap treadmill frame, but I wouldn't have been able to tackle this project without that cheap AC spatterbox.
Worth buying? Yeah I'd say so, if you can afford better then buy better. A stick welder would also be a good choice too for a beginner.