TM has always been a measurable benchmark. I still religiously use their pistols to this day. In my opinion though, when airsoft guns humped over the hill, TM didn't come along for the ride. Compared to the new style AEGs, the TM is behind the eight ball, and way behind in price comparison. Other than perhaps indoor skirmishes, there is almost no platform that is good enough stock, if you're a serious player. $200 - $400 for a serious, all metal, one-to-one spec AEG, and then you have budget space for appropriate upgrades, which will likely be an inevitability. All that while getting the realism that TMs have always suffered from. This is simply my opinion, but mostly based on the standard M4 series of guns. If you're talking about guns that are more rare, or that have limited companies making them, then TM still wins on a few platforms.
ďREALITY IS LIKE A STONE. TO MANY ITíS HARD AND COLD, THEY CANíT HUG IT OR EAT IT, IT ONLY FRUSTERATES THEM AND DOESNíT DO THEM MUCH GOOD. TO OTHERS ITíS STRONG AND DEPENDABLE, YOU CAN BUILD WITH IT, BUILD UPON IT, OR WORK WITH IT, ALSO USE IT TO SMASH PEOPLE IN THE FACE.Ē