I think I'll stick with me Etha for my low end electro. But hey, the UL frame is so sweet, and I like Dye grips too. These changes sort of put the Rail out of the entry level category I think. That being said, if entry level players can swing the few extra bucks they'll certainly be better of with this than their Tippies and Sypder's.
Spyders and Tippmann are usually under 150. I doubt many beginners are going to be willing to drop more than double that.
My 98 was the first marker I owned. My parents bought it for me. They would've thought I was insane if I had asked for a $325 gun.