Well, now that I've really gotten a feel for the EOS, I am very happy to say that I'm still extremely pleased with my purchase.
After getting some real play time and plently of team practices in with the EOS as my main, I'm quite happy what it keeps up with everything on the field. After purchasing a full FREAK insert kit, and some random mods and upgrades I've put in, the EOS shoots quite well.
The FREAK set help with accuracy and efficiency, getting a perfect paint/barrel match is no problem now
The MaxFlo reg has an amazingly long breakin period, about 8 to 10+ cases. Seeing as I really don't shoot that much, and school takes priorety over playing paintball, I've only gotten about 5 cases through my EOS, and i'm sitting around +/- 5 to +/- 7 fps per shot. I'm positive that this will improve once I get over 8 cases through my EOS, but even with the reg not completely consistant, I can still get paint where I want it
Everything works the way it should, no drop off, no major inconsistancy issues, no major problems with breaking paint, nothing that required major and frequent maintenance. I have no idea why people say that the Ion's and Epiphany's leak from hoses all the time either. I still have all the factory hoses on, and no leaks from them has ever happened.
It's into the New 2009 Year, and I'm still loving my EOS
My next marker is going to be a Bob Long Vice, and my EOS is going to make one amazing backup