I've never hit with one, but I'm sure I'm guilty of failing to appreciate it. It came at the beginning of the widebody days, IIRC, and I think I figured at the time if I'm gonna go wide, might as well go all the way and get a Thunderstick. I also assumed it was intended to replace the Spectrum Comp, a racquet I really liked, so there was probably some sort of weird semi-conscious rejection of it going on there.
None of which is rational, of course, and it's very cool to have a racquet you dig, that you can get on the cheap and that hardly anyone else knows about. Enjoy!
I dream of a better world, where chickens can cross roads and not have their motives questioned.