First I will say that I own the 09 spyder pilot, not the 08. The only major difference is that the 09 has a clamping feedneck, and a few mechanical issues are fixed.
This gun is one of a few guns in its price range that actually has eyes, and a decent board. The Color Access Mode Display is very useful, and it even tells you the status of your battery. The gun has three modes, semi, ramp PSP (14 BPS) , and ramp Millennium (12 BPS). A misleading thing you must watch out for is that when you test the board without air, and paint when you turn the eye on, the gun shoots about 6 BPS instead of the normal 14. Completely ignore this, the gun shoots the same with, or without eyes, so DO NOT turn them off. The eyes have actually prevented quite a few chops for me. I have still yet to chop a ball with this gun. The delrin bolt slides right out for easy cleaning without removing the barrel. The barrel of this gun is good for its size, but it is nothing to brag about. The gun is very durable, it has taken many impacts to the cold, and unforgiving floor during dives, and not suffered a scratch. The only design flaw I notice with this gun is that once your tank of CO2 gets below half full (This issue doesn't affect HPA until tank is very low) the bolt will not always recock after firing. The feedneck on this gun is about as good as it can get. Once clamped, it is impossible to remove the hopper without breaking it. The gun sells for about $160. I have played quite a few game with it, and it has yet to let me down in anyway exept its barrel, and recocking issues. You can easily buy a new barrel, and HPA to fix these problems.
In conclusion, I recommend this marker to any new players, or serious player who are on a budget like me. I give it a 9 instead of ten because of its two minor problems.