I inherited a ComposTumbler and I love it! It makes composting sooo easy and I get a batch of rich, black dirt about every two weeks. But if anyone is interested in starting to compost on a small scale, it's really easy to use an old galvanized garbage can, poke some drainage holes in the bottom, and you're good to go.
Toss about an equal mix of green (fresh clippings, kitchen produce waste, etc) and brown (dried leaves, paper shredding, etc) in the can, pop the lid on and roll it around a little every day. Check now and then to see if you need to add a little water.
I love having rich dirt all summer.