I've got a Purple Haze and it's a really nice brush. It's super soft and luxurious feeling. Other than my Chubby 2 Synthetic, it's probably the second softest synthetic that I've used. Overall, a great value. With that said, I personally prefer the lower loft (more backbone and denser feel) of the Simpson Trafalgar brushes along with their more traditional handles. They are not quite as soft feeling as the Purple Haze, but close enough.I've heard several Yaqi votes now, any thoughts on the Purple Haze?