I have the flora version, other than a few differences in substrates and other accessories it's the same tank.
The main complaints most people have with this tank:
-with shipping the tank itself isn't nearly as well packed as it should have been to prevent damage to the tank.
-filter can be a little on the loud and noisy side (rattling sound) if it's adjusted to have minimum flow
-the filter can be a hassle to deal with as it comes apart easily where the pump and chamber housing connects
-media for the filter is only foam, carbon insert can be hard to find at lfs, but can use custom media~may result in loud filter though
-like most filters, it's a baby shrimp shredder (nothing a little filter floss can help prevent)
-Lighting isn't as bright as most people would like
-bulbs are of Fluval's own, so replacement bulbs can be hard to come by at lfs
-earlier models of the light burned out earlier than what was estimated
-backdrop is foam and has a high potential to pop up on you~may result in broken tank lid and light
-removing foam will leave silicone spots on the back of the tank
-Substrates is brittle, light weight, and nearly not enough for planting
-substrate recommends rinsing, will result in loss of substrate and very cloudy water
Good things I like about the kit
-Fluval has a two year warranty on the tank and it's contents
-cheap introductory price for a good looking rimless (try ebay for $80 shipped, got free shipping)
-provides you with quite a bit of items for a good startup
-makes a nice planted nano (still growing out plants in mine)
-Running stock light seems to be enough for a low tech tank
-Despite a little strong, spray bar aimed at glass helps cut down current and is more quiet if allowed to flow at maximum strength~no rattling plus shrimps aren't being tumbled
Overall I actually really like this tank despite it's poor ratings. It looks great when it's been filled out with plants, and at 7.9~8 gallons (foam background removed) allows for quite a bit of shrimps to be raised or allows for a singled betta to be quite happy. Right now I'm growing some plants in this tank using a mixture of ecocomplete capped with the provided stratum despite them saying not to mix them. You also get less cloudy water if you don't rinse the substrate and use a airline tubing for filling up the tank, plus you don't lose some of your substrate from the rinsing as it's very light weight and breaks up quite easily. The provided light provides a nice white light that isn't too yellow nor blue, however if you want medium to higher light you could add another one of fluval's lamps as they aren't too expensive on amazon. That's all I could think of about this tank set. Overall I'm pretty happy with this purchase and the set up is nice. Hope this helps you out a bit and good luck with what ever you choose.