I picked up a new Silent Partner Lite the other day. I don't know about you guys but my hitting partners don't seem to be interested in letting me knock a 100 or so drop shots in row while they're standing back behind the baseline..... Anyways, I thought I'd share with you my initial impression with it after having used it for two sessions now. First off, I'm finding it to be really cumbersome hauling it around given it's size and weight. I'm not sure why they didn't bother adding a longer retracable handle like their higher end models. That, along with the tiny tiny wheels make it a pain in the butt. My options are to either lurch forward and drag it while it's falling all over the place or pick it up and carry it. ...So far, I've been stuck carrying it. ....did I mention that it was heavy? As far as ball delivery goes, if you hit on one ball machine you've hit on them all...imo. Pretty much all of the models out there use the exact same mechanics. The consistency of the shots out of the machine wasn't the best but that's probably satisfactory given it's intended use. I can't comment on the battery life just yet; I've only used it an hour each time so I have yet to see what it will do 2 hrs into it. The one thing that really bums me is the hopper. It's a flexible plastic wall that you raise up from the bottom and then 'locks' in place using velcro. Velcro?!!! ....Here's the problem with that: 5 minutes into my first hitting session, I return a medium shot down the middle that ended up tapping the hopper. The next thing I know 100 balls are rolling out of the back. I figured that perhaps I didn't have it on tight enough so I picked them all up, reloaded it, made extra sure everything was tight and in place and then 15 mintues later, BAM! Same thing happened again.....the guy in the next court did not seem pleased at all. That just seems like a poor design to me. And I imagine that problem is only going to get worse as the velcro gets dirty and ages. ....I suppose I'll have to rig something up for it. The cheap quality and unjustified price is leaving me with buyers remorse big time. All in all, 3 out of 10 stars.