I felt the same prior to having one, and in addition, thought it a power gobbler.
However, after a short period of time. I came to really like it. It worked great for taking my grandkids out camping, what with the pop stored outside as the other poster stated. In addition, the freezer mode was super for the ability to over buy meat on sale and to freeze layers of cherries while touring the orchards in season.
I also found it quite easy on the power draw.
So, may be you should give it a season to decide.