Should always try out markers before buying them. Trusting other peoples opinions on what is best is just silly.
I've had people swear up and down about a marker than held it in my hand and shot it and absolutely hated it.
A lot of people hate on axes but I recently let a buddy use my luxe while I used his axe and I gotta say I was pretty impressed by it. I think a lot of people "perceive" markers and being "the smoothest marker ever" because they are using large bores on small paint which really makes a marker feel super smooth since it is only the bolt cycling that you will fell, when you put a tight bore on that, it is when you will truly feel the kick.
I'd take a tight bore and nice grouping over fake smoothness and large spreads any-day.