I've never known a rocket to need surgery bud It's science lol.....or brain surgery. That said, I will absolutley 100% agree with everything else you've said. TBL, dont get discouraged if that pothole doesnt sound or do what you want it to do immediately upon picking it up. But, being a smaller bore call you picked the right one IMO to make the switch from doubles on. If your mechanics are good, you will pick it up in no time. FF I really dont think you're gonna be disappointed with that Alpha. Can get whisper quiet on it and still have the ability to crank. Like Stump said, you're not gonna overblow that bad boy unless you got Ronquest lungs lol. And I still prefer an Alpha over the CWF not because I cant back off it but because I PREFER not to.