pestobanana..very good response. It is BS the way some people put all of one brand into the same boat. It is like saying Ford makes terrible cars. Really, so you have driven every model? I don't think so. The same with everything else in the world. You have to judge on individual models. The G&G M16A3, for example, is a very good rifle both externally and internally. However, their SR25 SPR is below par externally.
I would love it if people would comment only on those guns they own, have owned, or worked on and not comment on those they heard about from some other person or thread.
The other variable is how people treat their guns. From my limited experience, so far, in the airsoft world many people treat their gear like crap. I have lost count how many times I have seen someone pull the trigger on full auto and leave it there until the mag runs out of BBs. "What a piece of **. The gear box failed and I have only had it for a week." Then they go on the forums and tell everyone; not mentioning the full auto forever factor.