Been a while since I've posted here, but it's been on my mind. I want to thank everyone who, when i started out, suggested that I purchase an Iwata Eclipse CS. I know I didn't listen to you, but every single time I try and use my Talon, I am reminded of your advice. I wish I'd taken it, but my bad choices do not invalidate the good-will of those here who made the suggestions. So, thanks. When I have the money, it's pretty clear what I'll be going to buy next. Auto paint filters have helped a lot, but the Talon still remains incredibly problematic. There are times I want to just half cut a long straw and put my paint into a Dixie cup, because I could swear it would perform better.