Well I have used a lot of different entry level semi autos and I like this gun. It is a good dependable shooting gun and the fact that you can put Spyder parts on it is good because they are really easy to get. It is a cheap gun but but it shoots pretty accurately (with a non stock barrell) and it is easy to clean and disassemble and reassemble.
Well there isn't alot of things you can do with this gun other than add a low-pressure chamber and aftermarket barrell. The stock barrells on this things really suck because they are loud and arent very accurate. This gun will break paint bad if you use cheap balls in it. It shoots most 32Degrees balls well but Diablos and Sheridans dont seem to shoot well in the one I use. Mine also tends to shoot really high on the Chrono and is difficult to get down under 290 without cutting and shorting the spring in it.
This is a good gun all around for what you pay. It will hold up unless you slam it against trees and people's heads and stuff like that. I do reccommend upgrading from the stock barrell and possibley adding the low pressure chamber. Dont use cheap balls in it or you will be sorry. Compared to the Spyder Compact series and the Raptor It is a nice gun but it doesnt hold a candle to any high dollar semi. I like it overall and would reccommend it to anyone just starting out who wants a good dependable and fairly cheap gun. It is a little over priced for the bottom line version. I reccommend buying it with out that and then adding it yourself. But in my opinion 90 bucks aint bad for this thing.