My first impressions are it was well worth it as the key improvements I have over a non-gaming chair are thicker seat padding (my last chair was not only quite thin to start with but had compressed over the years to near nothing) and way better lumbar support with the adjustable cushions (the previous chair had an aftermarket fitting that always slipped down and was too long).
So I'm sitting more erect (why would I need the 180-degree recline position that this seat has?) and comfortably and whilst this chair (like all in its price category) has breathable PVC leather, it is supposed to be more breathable than real leather. One known downside of PVC leather is that it cracks after a while due to UV and just drying out so a good tip I've seen is to wipe it down once a month with some 303 UV Protectant Spray (of course not easily available in South Africa where we'd use Nikwax Tent and Gear Solarproof which is more easily available).
Yep, this is lower end Cougar gaming chair but I'm going to see how well this one lasts before I throw any more money on a chair in the future. So what I'm not getting is the high-density moulded foam or the 4D adjustable armrests (these can move forwards/backwards and side to side). I had considered the Redragon as well but the seat padding was a bit thinner.
I got a smoother floor protector (versus the small extra carpet I had before) and used a little tool oil on some of the moving parts when I assembled it. The assembly took about 30 mins and nothing was needed apart from the included tool they provided in the box.