Personally, I like my Little Giant for it's versatility, but, even so, it is not the only ladder that I have. And, it is definitely not the lightest ladder to move around. As with many types of tools, one may not meet all of your needs. Was the project or task that you needed the 10' ladder for unique, or was it related to ongoing maintenance? In other words, is it something that you would use frequently, or, as an example, every 10 years or so? Do you go on the roof to clean the gutters, etc.? Is your house a ranch, or multi-level? Do you have space to store an extension ladder? These are rhetorical questions, in that they are the types of things that you should consider before making a purchase. Maybe, since you just went through the rental process, you could have some idle chit chat with your SO in time to get their input.