I used to have excellent experience with Paasche airbrushes, in particular the V#1 that was my first airbrush. The old generations - from before 1995 - were amazing guns, but at some point it seems the machining (milling) and material choice of Paasche deteriorated. From a nostalgic mindset I bought a modern V#1, but got disappointed. The paint cup's stub was too long and obstructed the needle, which should be matter that had to be sorted out during quality control. But it was worse to find under the microscope that the needle and nozzle were not properly aligned (as Mega already pointed out). Most problems with airbrushes can be amended, but not if needle and nozzle don't align correctly. The old generation Paasche V#1 also had an adjusting wheel in front of the trigger, which I found useful; the new generation do not have this. I think Paasche is focused too much on cost reduction, while not paying enough attention to quality control.