Kick (recoil)? 8
and last but not least
INTIMIDATION FACTOR? 9 (a tiny bit too "fancy" looking to be a 10)
If you were rating it on the number of people who ask you about it, it would be an 11. I constantly get people coming up to me. If you don't like the attention, you won't like the Dragon.
Right now, I would not own any other marker. I could have had just about any one available. I chose the Dragon, and would make the same decision again. The only thing I don't like is the feed neck coming off, which I believe has been addressed now. I have to send mine in to be fixed.