We tried multiple times with traditional white boards but always had problems with cleaning and ghosting. Cost of the plastic sheets nearly half of the glass board but no where near as good. Glass cleans up easily with a dry brush and I have standard white board fine tip that mark well. The glass is not clear - opaque with a slight green tinge but once on our wall didn’t notice any colour. There is also a slight reflection of the writing which doesn’t happen on normal white boards but the quality and clean ability far outweigh those slight detractors. Like it very much.