You can find Premiers on eBay & Amazon for under the price of STX & I think the weight reduction is well worth it. It’s not quite as smooth as the STX, but it’s still extremely smooth & the drag was a bit weak before the redesign, but it’s rock solid now, with 20 on the regular & 18 on the HS. I have both & would take a Premier over the STX 99% of the time due to the weight reduction, which is significant on current models, and the performance/feel on both is pretty close, so I don’t think you can go wrong either way in terms of performance/feel. Although the new remodeled STX that’s coming out in the not too distant future will be in the 7oz range & negate that advantage, which makes me wonder what they’ve got up their sleeve for a new Premier. Also rumors floating about an aluminum MGX coming out as well, which would be way cool.