I assume for $400 it shoots way better than your average rental marker. I've only tried the 98c and I think the Spyder Sonix and it definitely shoots/feels better than those.
To me does sound a little bit loud when compared to the Rail but I think that's mainly because the Etha sounds more like a bam other than a swoosh like sound from the Rail.
I didn't notice that the Etha was a bit kickier than the Rail until I actually shot them both side by side. I personally, like the feel of it's kick though and so did my gf. I think more experienced players might feel more of a difference on the kick but I'm not quite sure.
I love how it just uses 1 screw and how it feels on my hand. I also love how you can take off the trigger just by removing the grips which I've heard that in some other guns you have to take the gun apart. I also love the fact that it's not too rubbery. Too much rubber to me based on experiences with other products (not just markers) wears off faster especially during sweaty conditions and pieces of it can stick to your sweaty sticky hands. Hence, I like the fact that the grips feel durable.
Is pretty simple to me after reading the manual.
Also feels great although I don't have many guns to compare too.
I love the on/off asa, clamping feedneck, 2-peice barrel, board, build quality, and it performed flawlessly on the field. The Etha also feels really reliable and that is definitely a important factor for me since I live in Costa Rica and support doesn't come as easy as in the States. I am extremely happy of this purchase and the fact that I chose this as my first marker.
Edited by crPaliza, 30 January 2012 - 08:33 PM.