Tippmann A-5, Ape board, Opsgear M-16 kit, Opsgear 18" barrel. etc.
a Lapco or Redz barrel.
Reliability, acuracy (with a good barrel).
Not field strippable.
The 98 c was my first semi-auto paintball marker and it never let me down. Since then I've owned an Angel Led, an Angel 1, a PMR, an Autococker, and a Smart Parts Ion.
Nowadays I play only woodsball and use a Tippmann A-5. But still the 98 c was the only marker that never let me down. Today I use the 98c as a backup marker, with a 14" Redz Pepperstick barrel and it shoots just fine. Ofcourse it's not a sup-air marker..duh.
The 98 c, in my opinion, is reliable, fun, and pretty much foolproof.
It's difficult to rate this marker since it is not a hi-tech superlight 40 bps competitionmarker. But what it is, is a durable, reliable entry level funmachine, and I love it !!