I hate these things. Obviously the idea is to conserve water use. However, the flow rate is so durn low that you have to spend extra time in the shower to get all the soap rinsed off. That extra time equals more water used. It's like those low flow per flush toilets. If there is a large load, you may have to flush 2 or 3 times during the process to get rid of it all. More water is used again. I understand it's the law that plumbers can only install low flow devices and that's all you can legally buy at Home Despot. I sure would not want to see anyone get in trouble. However, there is plenty of info on the web on how to mod the shower heads to get some flow rate back. Tonight I tear into my shower head. It will be nice tomorrow morning to be able to take a quick but thorough shower once again. I've had it with that thing. Anyone else here pull the plastic restrictor from theirs?