...you're really hard to please!
When buying five pairs, at the price i usually pay for a single pair, you won't hear me complain. Especially when they are well matched and well balanced, which these indeed are.
Wooden sticks run out fast, so i'm happy w/this affordable alternative for top quality sticks at over 15,= a pair. These are perfect for practice, for beginners, for drummers that play so hard they use up a lot of pairs, etc.
Even for advanced drummers (i've been playing for almost 40yrs now) i don't think there's a lot to complain about. A bit longer perhaps? They sound a little less crisp on cymbals than VF or other more expensive sticks, probably due to the fact this would is a bit softer, which means they'll also last a little shorter. But if you're wise you'll be playing with hearing protection, so soundwise it doesn't really matter unless you have a gig.
Price is totally unbeatable, definitely recommended!