We have been waiting for this bat debut since early summer. My daughter loved her 2012 Xeno, but had issues with the 2013. When LS said they were going to make the 2014 more durable, my thinking was this is not going to have the same pop - WRONG! 1) Hot out of the wrapper 2) Totally agree that 2014 has the pop as the 2012 3) Daughter loves the graphic and color 4) Large sweetspot with no vibration. 5) Very well balance. As a Dad and ex baseball player, I also had to see for myself. I also hit outfield practice rotating several bats that the girls had and happy to report this finished very high! Keeping my fingers crossed on the durability. That the reason I gave it a 3.