Got my self a TM, the FPS yes is a bit low but it teaches you how to move on the field and get just a little bit closer to your enemy. If you upgrade a spring defniatly put better bushings in. If I am not mistaken TM comes with plastic ones right? Thats what I have been told anyways.
As for it being plastic, who cares! TBH TM plastic looks better than G&G real wood, and the plastic bodies are hard to tell from metal bodies.
And I agree with the bar being lowered statement, its giving people this false sence of what Clone guns are worth...