There are a couple of drawbacks to the eNMEy that are common to the eNVy as well. They are:
Has a short barrel that kills your efficiency and consistency with a lack of control bore and ported length
Said short barrel uses non-standard ion threading which meansimilar s you either need an adapter or waste money on ion barrels
No on/off ASA
Steel-braided hose instead of macroline makes it hard to fix/service/replace
The type of plastic used is cheap and feels toy-like - it's not like the durable polymer you see in some of the mid-range guns
Maintenance - comparable to the nightmare of opening a Tippmann 98, but not near as pickup-and-play like the Spyders and Azodins in the same price range
What are you expecting for $130? It is actually made of a composite similar to that on an Etek, the body cover design is plastic, but that does not matter, because the breech is of the same composite.
A reason not to buy it is Ion threads? I see Ion threads as a positive. They are so much better than autococker, even if they are not industry standard. The control bore and length are not that important, because it uses a large bore on the barrel.
Again, the barrel is fine.
You are really expecting an on/off for $130?
Its and entry level mech, most all entry level markers still use steel braided hoses, because it lasts longer, and is not that hard to deal with.
The polymer is fine.
So, I guess Bolt out the back is similar to taking a bunch of screw? It is pick up and play. It doesn't require anything out of box, and it is regulated, unlike most of the Azodins, and Spyders.
In my eyes, most of your arguments are silly.
Ha, right back at you.
1. Plenty of blow backs are made of all metal for the same price or less.
2. Yes, don't buy it because of Ion threads. Plenty of people promote the idea that Ion threaded barrels are superior, but the fact is they aren't standard. EVERYONE else uses Autococker threads (give or take Tippmann). You are either wasting money on ion threaded barrels and adapters or locking yourself in to be a lifelong ion threaded customer. Don't be that guy.
3. The bore size being large only exacerbates the fact that the control bore isn't long enough and the porting isn't enough. What it should have optimally for best efficiency and consistency is a 14" barrel with a 9-10" control bore and then 4-5" of porting. Instead you get a 9" barrel with not enough control length or porting. That's so far from fine that I'm left at a loss.
4. An on/off for $130 is by no means required or standard, but rather a nice to have. For the record, I can't think of a mech with on/off for less than $170.
5. Again, it's hardly required, but macro is better than steel braided line. It'd be nice to have, and can be gotten for not much more - around $170. For that matter, the eNMEy is the most expensive mech out there that uses steel braided line. Not exactly a record to chase for.
6. Polymer is fine, but see item 1. Plus, they cover the polymer with cheap plastic.
7. Okay, comparing BOB to taking apart a tippmann is a bit silly - it was hyperbole for effect. However, don't let that diminish the point that the entire maintenance process, including taking the bolt out of the back, is significantly more time intensive than what you have to do for most any other mech. Even if you can get it down to a few minutes each time, it's not exactly a record to chase for that an eNMEy requires more time and attention before play than the rest of the field.
8. You can get a regulated Azodin or Spyder for the same price as an eNMEy. Even without a regulator, they are "more" pickup and play than the eNMEy.
Trying to argue against the physical laws of reality seems silly. Less is less and more is more.
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