I have to admit this has to be one of the best, if not the best Megaminx on the speed cube market. I received mine a couple of months ago, and I have to say it's phenomenal. I'm new to competitive speed cubing, so this is my personal opinion (could be different for you). I bought this twisty puzzle with the CPS Lube Service. The Cubicle Pro Shop did an excellent job of lubricating the puzzle. This isn't really a problem, but OOTB it was very gummy. I noticed that the exterior of the puzzle had lube on it. This wasn't really a problem though, because you can just wipe off the residue. I learned Megaminx on this cube, and I think this is perfect for all types of cub ers. I would definitely recommend this puzzle.