Ok first off I got my Halo-B for $80. As far as bps over the chrono that is like a 3 or 4 shot bps not a hopper full. Everyone I know uses a halo-b. I know the people that tried the ev said they get more bounce with it but other than that it is about it. Never had any problems with dark colored paint. And i do love to use dark Blue...never seen solid black though. I dont know how you cant tell how much paint your pooring in a hopper because you are sitting there lookign at it. And dont give me that crap abotu your sitting there watching the other guy. because it doesnt take that long to fill up your hopper. Besides if you are that worried about spilling it just put half a pod in there and shoot some and then throw the other half in there.
Learn to aim and you wont run out of paint so quickly.