Pros: Helped improve my game, Easy to use, twisted wristers
Cons: Quality, durability is concern
Out of the box these sticks are great -- I use the Datsyuk pattern, regular flex. Nasty wrist shots, excellent feel catching passes, and able to rip a full slapshot now and then. All in all a great performer so I bought another one right away.
The bad news - both broke within 45 days during normal game play and I only play twice a week. one broke right at the heel (never had a stick do that before) and the other one broke mid-shaft. So I have to question durability of the materials or design, hence my scores are on the low end.
Having said all of this I'm still tempted to buy another one, if the price drops.