um sorry but no. Spool valve guns are a better design. Why do you think that everyone and there brother is making one including your beloved Eclipse. How the gun feels and you shoot it personal preference
spools have larger moving parts which need more air behind them to push. that makes them slower and less efficient. spool valves and poppets can both be very light in weight, but right now it seems like the poppets are a little lighter ( but the vice is 1.13lbs and i last heard dm8s are like 1.40lbs. not sure which is the lightest in either category) spools have a "smoother" shot than most poppets and aren't as loud. so the battle between the 2 types of markers isnt really too important, and comes down to preference.
So I think I'm just going to stay away from events for the most part this season.
Just use it as a full year of practice and training.
And then play as a filler for teams here and there just to keep up on tournament play.