There's an inherent simpleness to the design of a forward-fold camper, and so set-up usually boils down to this two-step process – flip over the lid; make adjustments to the tent. The Elite X is no different in this regard, although that second ‘adjustment' step does leave you with a bit to do.
Each of the tent's frame poles needs to be extended out and packed down again when you're done camping. Spreader poles are also added in to keep it nice and taught at all times. It means there's a little bit of climbing around on the bed and lounge area when you get to camp. It's a far cry from the well-engineered simplicity of the Cub Frontier, but on par with other campers in this price range.
The flip is nice and easy, and although you could use the winch to help, I didn't need it. The gas struts do most of the heavy lifting, and two people will easily be able to push it over, while one person shouldn't have too much trouble. The winch is needed only at the extreme ends of the process – pulling the bed flat, or pulling the lid closed.
The tent has a full suite of extra canvas including awning, annexe walls and even an attachable ensuite room. They might not always be needed, but great to set up over Christmas when you're not planning on moving very much.