I was introduced to sex by it, and still stand by it. I love it.
I feel like having the power box thing that lets you vary speeds, though, makes it ten billion times more amazing (it would be boring without it, if it could only do 2 speeds--- low would be too low and high would be quite high. I like starting low-ish and working my way up).
To me it is a staple toy, and yeah, I agree it's not "meant to be used as a sex toy," but when you think about it, what makes a sex toy a sex toy anyway is just what you do with it. No magical sex god or governing force ever said, "Hey, only ___ items are sex toys." (At least, not in my world anyway)
I recommend, if you have the money/ are looking for a vibrating toy