I don't mind the way the fan(s) is secured to the HS, but I wonder if the holes on the fan shroud are like every other fan or if there's something specific to them? I can't say I'm a fan (pardon the pun) of the fan it comes with and would consider swapping it out for another or two in a P/P configuration if the holes and mounting setup weren't specific.
It is considered 'value' for the large HSF market segment. Coolers like the Hyper 212 are actually about 50% the overall depth and hence, smaller overall footprint...also, 4-heatpipe vs. 6-heatpipe. This cooler is similar in physical size to the Cryorig H7, but around $20 cheaper.