I was turned off of Smart Parts during the SFT era. Do you know what SFT stands for? "Seal-Forward Technology." That's Smart Parts' recent (not latest) "innovation" to the paintball industry. You know what it does? It magically seals the bolt into the barrel before it shoots, increasing accuracy and efficiency. >.> Now here's the kicker: EVERY GUN I'VE EVER SHOT DOES THAT. I love marketing.
HOWEVER, I will admit, I have always wanted an Ion even since before everyone and their mother AND brother owned one. Neat little markers and cheap to tinker with. Also, I love the way "SFT" Shockers look, and wouldn't mind owning one.
Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?