I have never used my wooden rolling pin since acquiring this marble one. I'm not making anything fancy, or fancier because I have it, but it works very well for the bread, pizza dough and occasional cinnamon rolls, that I make regularly or occasionally. I've found the pastry shaper to be a nice acquisition too. I think I found it in a bucket at the Salvation Army as well.
I simply use a different technique to create a homestyle puff pastry that is not so time consuming or difficult. It doesn't look as pretty, but sure does taste flaky and delicious. The secret is to cut up your dough instead of mixing it.