Used it for a proper day today...love it. After going from fibreglass, I cleaned the 1st house with my jaw on the ground lol. It was very light, but the rigidity is what you notice more than anything. Maybe it's coz I'm used to ultra bendy FG, but it seemed a little too rigid at times...I'm used to doing my work in a way that a little bend sometimes helps...but I'm sure I'll get used to working with this. This isn't a bad point, it's too good if anything. Was great on the window, but where I really noticed the difference was when lifting off the glass and when manoeuvring the pole while extended (e.g under telephone wires and washing lines)...this was made very easy with the slx. The clamps took a bit of getting used to, but by the end of the day it was like I'd used it forever. Some have talked about the clamps going...and I did wonder if this was due when closing the pole, the sections slide down quite quickly and the clamp hits the clamp below. This, over time, could loosen the clamp I imagine. I started to close the pole at a more horizontal angle so it came in slower & didn't bash the clamps. I'm very glad I went for the 25 & not the 22. I doubt I'd have noticed a difference in weight & I would have regretted not having the extra 3ft reach on my 3rd storey stuff. I use it with the Gardiners medium mixed trim brush, a great combo. So over all a great pole, very pleased with it. Hope it lasts me a long time!