Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features, comfortable, stylish
I can't comment as to long term usage, but after playing in a new pair of 18k's 3 times a week for 3 weeks straight, I can say I'm amazed. These are the most comfortable, form fitting skates I've ever owned. No break in time required, comfortable and firm on first skate out of the box (unbaked).
I would absolutely recommend these, especially since you can get a $600.00+ skate for cheap now that the newer models are out and holiday sales are going on.