I purchased this Harder & Steenbeck Ultra from Spraygunner. It is a new, updated version of the brush. After playing with it for a little while, I will say that it has risen to be included in my "recommended for beginners" brushes. I mean, I won't/wouldn't hesitate to use this brush - any day. But, it is just about perfect for those just learning. The brush will actually help learn technique - it is unavoidable using it! The trigger can not be drawn backwards until it is pressed down - which teaches "air on, then paint". The air can also not be stopped until the trigger is returned to the forward position, and released - which in turn teaches "paint off, air off". There is also a rotatable ring behind the trigger with pre-sets for trigger draw/needle opening. The different positions are labeled 1, 2, 3, Base Primer, and then there is a full open gate. It works by blocking the rear trigger lever, and has a positive "click" feel to each position. While I doubt I will be using this feature (I never use the preset on preset handles), I can see how each of the positions would help a beginner develop muscle memory while also getting a feel for how the brush works at various needle openings. Build quality, fit and finish are off the charts for a brush in this price range - it was $110us delivered 2nd day for free. It comes as a 0.45 head/needle configuration. I can assure you, I had no trouble pulling pencil thin lines with ease. I love the V2 H&S needles, as well as already having my Infinity CR set up as a V2 0.4. Once I tried the brush with the 0.4 when they came out with the V2's I never looked back. As a bonus, the Infinity head sets and nozzles will screw right on the Ultra - I finished setting mine up with a crown cap and detail head from the Infinity CR, but left it in the 0.45 configuration after trying the 0.15 and 0.2. No need to change the 045 - it will do everything I would want it to. For those more acclimated to airbrushing already, especially those that are picky about trigger feel - this one will take some getting used to, if you choose to use it. Trigger feel is firm due to the gated operation and captured auxiliary lever. It is however very smooth, and free of rough spots or gritty feel.