I have shot the Rotor for years in both tournaments and street ball. It is fast, very efficient on batterys, and easy to use. But IT DOES JAM ALOT! The key issue isnt so much "bad paint" but the intricate gearing of the loader. It has so many small teeth that grind together in its assembly, that eventually after about 6 months to a year (depending on how much you play) they begin to fail and the loader jams constantly. I live in So. Cal and I have seen it happens consistently to many players. You add in the bad paint factor and it just worsens the problem. I would get the Spire 100%. It is an incredible loader, fast, reliable, easier to take apart, and looks better too IMO.