Careful Steve, I agree with the original post, and made the switch to pro-quality paint after my first experience, but I felt real bad yesterday when Mr. Paint (a.k.a. RL) pointed out the errors of my ways. Perhaps we are too quick to judge. As I understand it it, good results with this specialty paint requires patience, good application methods, and an ability to read the directions on the can. Paints that provide the shadowing effect are indeed difficult to apply. Given that, the quality of the paint may or may not be at issue. Those of us that have failed to acquire the technique to obtain the desired result ultimately must reluctantly admit defeat and switch to avoid further disgrace, but secure in the knowlege we are in good company.