i think that for the money its a great product.
now of course you can spend 1200 dollars on a marker that has crazy milling and super smooth finishes, but thats exactly what your paying for is the milling and finish, how does that make the marker shoot straighter/faster/or more reliable? it doesnt. NME's are wonderful markers. super fast speed, great accuracy and there are parts out there for them, just not listed as "NME" upgrades. they are timmy upgrades, so why spend 800 or even 1100 on a timmy when you can spend 600 or less and save the money for paint, travel, other options?
also check out the new noid from racegun...even faster than any other noid out there...thus increasing your cycle speed and thusly rate of fire.