I just received a new G-8000 with negative display and have to say I am very impressed. The display is very easy to read. Better than a lot of negative displays I've seen, including my mudman. The features are impressive and include everything I would want from a G except maybe solar function, not a big deal to me though. The watch has a sturdy feel to it and looks well put together. IMHO it is a lot of shock for the money and a very cool edition to the G shock line. The size is smaller than a lot of G's but I am not as much of a fan of the huge G so I am pleased with size. Just my 2 cents.