You know I'm going to ask for empirical data to support your claim right? I think a flatline is an acquired taste. I know Brickout and Darbycrash swear by theirs but they have done their homework on them and then some. Their markers are tweaked to specifically take advantage of that particular barrel. I'm more of a zero maintenance fellow. I want to beat the crap out of my marker and still have it shoot and I've not much patience for tweaking. That said, I'm sticking with my Lapco 12" Big-shot. I am looking at the Dye Boomstick though that is a spendy proposition.