Well I like mine, no real regrets. And it has taken some punishment and I'm surprised to say you can't find but a very small blemish.
I did fully glass the inside of cheeks, motor mounts, etc. And I did the carbon fiber landing gear modification. Which I think both are a must do.
And all my cheap Hobby King motor and esc has been great.
I'll never be a big 3D guy. I'd like to be but I'm just not sure it is in the cards, age, reflexes, etc.
I like trying and knowing I have a plane that could 3D. What I really like is sport aerobatic, is that the way you say it? Old school aerobatics maybe? With an occasional glimmer if 3D out there in the future, maybe...
I don't want to take anything away from the Acromaster. But recently I purchased the $150 edge 540 from 3DHS and I'll tell you I'm very impressed. It does the type of flying I like to do the way I like to do it and for $20 bucks more than the Acromaster...If I knew then what I know now...I really like the 3DHS plane!!! And customer service, Oh gesh you can't beat 3DHS. I don't know where I would turn if I broke something on the Acromaster.
Again, don't get me wrong. Where I was when I purchased the Acromaster it was and still is great. But if someone offered me a crystal ball back then...I might not have done it.
Before I finish I think plane technology has changed a lot since the Acromaster was designed. I'm no guru, how long has it been around? The the 3DHS Edge 540 is brand new design. And given I know nothing I think the age difference makes for a better plane. I can screw up and scare myself with the Acromaster. But with the Edge, it never drops a tip even when it should, It flies out of anything even when it shouldn't, etc, etc, etc
Have I been any help? I hope so. I don't think you would be dissapointed with the Acromaster...but there are other options for about the same money.
End of my 2 cents