I made a post a couple weeks ago about buying my first G! It was a Gulfman G9100, but upon arrival it was non functional, and the caseback was scratched up pretty bad! I took it back to Kohl's, and since they don't carry it in that store they could only offer a refund. But in the display case sat a lone G9000 Mudman, going for the same price! So I went with an even exchange for that. (It was the one I originally wanted, but they've been OOS on their online site so was unable to purchase it... til now!) I looooove it! Crisp clear display, easy to catch the date and time at a glance, time shown in timer mode, progress beeper!
I've read about the buttons being hard to use, but I don't find them bad at all! I figure that may be because I use my finger nails to press them (as I do with any watch buttons really). I read a couple old threads about the resin around the buttons eventually splitting and cracking open. And thus comes my question - is that something I may have to worry about since I'll be using finger nails to depress them all the time? I'm going to make almost daily use of the timer - a few times a day, so the buttons will see their fair share of use.