Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
I play about 2 - 3 times a week and have been loving these skates more and more each time out. I had them baked and couldn't have been happier with that decision either. They are very protective and actually got me out of some bad skating habits due to the overall design. I would recommend these skates to anyone let alone a friend. The step up to the 5.0's are only necessary if you're worried about the .17 lbs in the weight difference, have the extra money to spend irrationally, or simply play competitively and will use them more than 2 - 3 times a week.