I've got to say, this 9x9 is definitely what I was looking for in a budget cube of this size. Not only is it cheaper in price compared to others, it's smaller and great working. The movement gets better after a few solves and still seems to improve. Of course it has popped, but you have to understand, at this size, these really aren't toys as much as delicate puzzles. I already have the MF8 8x8 and was equally pleased. Hoping the MF10 and 11 come out soon, as I will definitely be buying those as well.