As well as filmmaking, I've also found use for this boom pole in circumstances where the boom from a regular mic stand would do: such as attaching to a lectern, or hidden or overhead on a theatre stage. Being ready-to-go and adjustable in length, I find it handier than dismantling a regular mic stand for such cases.
The grip is very nice to the touch: soft and yet firm at the same time. It generously covers the full length of the first section.
I've found the length adequate for every occasion, so far anyway.
It feels reasonably light and quite comfortable to use. Lighter boom poles are available, if weight is a major concern and you're willing to pay more.
It flexes a little as you extend it, as you'd expect, but not too much. It feels solid enough for what it is. The locking twist rings work nicely: smooth to operate yet firm to grip.
The little carrying bag is quite handy as I usually find myself carrying a fair bit of gear around whenever I use it.
The only negative comment is that the attachment thread is quite loose for a 3/8"x16tpi thread, making for wobbly attachment unless things are screwed down quite tightly. It's also made of aluminium so it might damage or break easily if it ever fell and hit the ground. So far, this hasn't happened so I suppose it's been strong enough for me.
Some velcro bands or other such means of keeping the cable tidily along the boom are worth considering.