I start my first tying class in January. After looking at these, and some of the other postings, I'm getting pretty excited about it. My new vice arrived the other day, and my wife thought that I was crazy, because I put a shop-bought fly into the vice, just to "see what it looked like"!
BTW - I went for the Anvil Atlas, after reading a bunch of postings, reviews, etc. Thank you to all those who made suggestions and provided me with info!