I don't like them for some of the reasons detailed above (dull sound, funny feel, etc.). I prefer Cleartones. They stand up to my acidic sweat and they feel and sound like "normal" strings. I haven't bough Elixirs in years, but from what I recall Cleartones are more expensive, but the amount of time they last me easily outstrips that (something like, they cost twice as much but last 3 times at long, that sort of thing). Cleartones + wiping down the strings after playing = happy 'Slinger.