I purchased this stick primarily because I wanted to test out a new brand, and because the price was right (was a $200 stick marked down to $100). The highlight of this stick is the shot power. Simply put, this stick delivers more shot power, both in wrist shots, snap shots, and slap shots, of any stick I have ever used. The puck explodes off of the blade, and I have taken shots with this stick that could have beaten NHL goalies, shots that I never believed myself capable of.
I also like the radial shaft, as it gives the stick a sleeker feel, and definitely enhances your grip on the stick. I was worried at first that it might feel to thin and insubstantial in my hands, but it feels just right, however I'm 5'8, so if you're significantly taller than me (with bigger hands), you may want to test this stick out in person before buying. The stick is also light and well-balanced.
Where the MV-5 falls short is on design and durability. The stick looks rather bland, and the graphics, such as they are, peel and chip away with astonishing ease. In addition, the tip of the blade chips very easily, and slashes to the shaft that would leave most other sticks unscathed can take small chunks of material off the MV-5. I've had this stick for a couple months, and it has not broken, nor has the performance been compromised, but it is wearing much quicker than other sticks I've owned.
I chose the Booth blade (BP40), which is a bit shorter in terms of the blade height than I am used to, and pucks have a slightly higher tendency to bounce over the blade as a result. I'm not blaming Miken too much for this, as I purchased this stick online without ever testing it, and other blade patterns are probably different.
All in all, Miken is a new company to hockey, and they show a lot of promise. Look for them to be a big player in a few years. As for the MV-5 Radial, I look at it as a sort of prototype. It has some kinks to be worked out, but for $100 dollars, it's definitely worth a shot.