The 08 ego is the best feeling ego i have shot, I have shot all the egos from the 05. The 08 ego has a nice feel to the hand, and for being a poppet valve gun it is still a pretty nice smooth shot compared to some poppet valves. The 08 ego is pretty loud but i really dont understand what the big deal about that is. If your getting an 08 ego chances are your not going to be in the woods just camping away, its meant for the airball field. The ego is not going to shoot like a dm at all, these 2 guns are a complete different design, both have up both have downs but i still think the ego in my mind beats the dm.
This is by far my favourite gun i have ever owned, i am in no hurry to ever get rid of this gun, it is perfect for me.
In conclusion i would recomend the 08 ego to any expierenced baller out there. It is just such a great feeling marker in the hands, its sleek design and wieght. If your looking to spend the dollars for this, definatly get it over spending the extra dollars for the 09