FWIW - I did use the search function, and I did read the first thread posted there. I did not read the second. That thread did not come back in my results, but it appears to be mostly posters picking nits at each other with the final post being a 2.5 year old insertion of a PVI supplied image and specs.
I was PM'ing with Mr. Rubin in concert with my post. As a result, I'm going to try one of these out, but I'm still interested in hearing about any actual experiences. There seems to be dearth of those on the Internet.