I'm new to the hobby, started my first planted tank in August. It's a 5.5 gal with Turface. I'm growing crypt parva, wisteria, lilaeopsis brasilensis, and hydrocotle rooted in it. It's hard to keep the smaller plants in the turface because it's really light. I put a spoonful of sand over the ones that kept coming up to keep them down until they rooted (I didn't have plant anchors, but will get some).
I like the color, the high CEC (it absorbs nutrients), and the fact that the poop falls down between the pieces, rather than staying on top like with sand. I have cherry shrimp that like to turn the pieces over to get at all sides, but it doesn't ever fly around the tank or cause spikes.