Too often, it is a horizontal surface that accumulates things.
Occasionally it gets used as a work surface for clean, non destructive things.
I have another workbench for real work.
The strong feature is the drawer storage, and not the bench aspect.
It really should be marketed more as a set of drawers, and not a workbench.
Even a set of drawers naturally has a top surface though.
Yes, this type of thing it can be used for.
A surface for a bench drill press, etc. too.
I would not be hammering, etc. on it.