I'm the source of SL 09's info on the SLG problems.. Incidentally, I feel the SLG is a really great gun, for the most part.
That said, we've stopped suggesting the SLG as a low-end electro because our local store has had a run of really, really bad luck with them. Basically, the body and grip frame just aren't fitting together properly. This is resulting in cracks in the body. It's pretty easy to see the problem, you can see light between the body and grip on the gun.
A number of these guns have been returned to Dye for service, and they've been returned either unfixed, broke again shortly after the fix, or were outright replaced. The replaced ones broke again.
The store finally tried to just return the last one for credit, but Dye sent it back in disgraceful condition.
I don't know if this is a wider problem, or just a run of bad luck from one store. All I can say is that I wouldn't suggest a new SLG to anyone until I was confident the problem is solved.
It was the Shocker before smart parts bought the design. I think there is a video online of comparing it to old school shockers.
To clarify a bit:
It was the Shocker after the company that actually designed it split from Smart Parts and went out to try to sell it on their own, but before Smart Parts sued them out of existence and bought the design from the bankruptcy sale.