I've been looking at a replacement for my Solstice since I reached my goal of getting the HE Lightning. I tested the VX6 earlier, and TBH, I wasn't really impressed. It looked/felt like the Solstice with a better firing rate, nothing more. I'm considering getting it because of the advanced laser, pretty much nothing else. I haven't tested the shotguns yet because of the long trial cooldown and I'm sure I'll get around to it, but I was just looking for some general opinions. As an engineer I'm fighting mostly in confined quarters like generator rooms, so medium range is really the furthest I want to engage someone.