We've had our Escalade for four months now and have no complaints. It a beautiful vehicle and handles well. The mileage is what you expect from an SUV. We are having some problems with the hands free phone not understanding us but have not yet looked into getting it fixed. The driver's seat is comfortable and with the memory settings there are no arguments about moving the seat. I am definitely impressed with the quality of our Escalade. We've had SUVs before and a common problem was an impaired view on turns. This is definitely not a problem with the Escalade.
The memory seat for two drivers. The split rear seat makes it easier to load groceries in the back since you do not have to fold up the entire seat. The backseat passengers appreciated the heated seats in the second row.
I prefer the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel for ease of use.