Everything is well finished and fitted. The rotary action is smooth, no wiggle or loose spots and has a good tension adjustment. The jaws are stainless steel as is the shaft. Everything else is aircraft aluminum. I got the black but it comes in other colors and can be artistically anodized.
It didn't take too long to get used to the jaw style nor aligning the hooks for rotary action. Overall access is great and it 'feels right'. The horizontal arm is great to steady your hand and the jaw position doesn't get in the way.
Although not really a problem for me, the main jaw tightening screw head could be a bit larger for ease in torquing. The vise is a traveller so the base is made of aluminum. Since I had my old vise on a clamp, I had to be careful initially to adjust.
The only complaint that I have is that I tried to sneak it into the house but I got busted right away by my wife. I didn't tell her the price ($600CDN) but she could tell it wasn't cheap. It's gonna cost me more: lampwork bead class and ceramic backtiles in the kitchen