The attraction of Intertap is the interchangeable attachments. If you are likely to want to change spouts or attach growler fillers or a beer gun regularly and want to do it all on the fly, they're well worth considering. The downside is, they are forward sealing, but still have a complex internal shuttle mechanism that requires full disassembly for adequate cleaning, and the action is not as smooth and effortless as Perlick (also gets sticky if it sits, like old standard faucets.) Another issue I came across is that, in recent years, ownership of the rights to the Intertap brand has changed at least once, as has the design, and I've had real trouble identifying which era design a given faucet is, and it has often been impossible to get the correct replacement seals and other parts. Maybe everything bought going forward from now will be compatible, I don't know. There seem to still be a lot of old parts in circulation. (Everything to do with the Australian brewing equipment industry seems to be one endless hot mess of corporate defections, design appropriation, and litigation.) Perlick is dead simple in design, the action is effortless, and because of their simplicity they can be cleaned in place (actually the manufacturer's recommendation.) I have also had Perlick imitations, not absolutely sure of the manufacturer, I think Abeco. They sucked. Stiff action and would not seal reliably at all.