As my first vape purchase, this has been a fantastic starter kit. My friends have a variety of Juuls and custom vapes and I've tried them all to various degrees.
I was worried that the Vladdin would hit hot like a Juul, but it actually has an extremely cool vape temperature. It'll heat up a little bit if you do back to back pulls but otherwise it's great.
The refillable pod was a major consideration. I don't like disposable pods (juuls and keurig coffee I'm looking at you), and I enjoy being able to mix both the salts liquids with non-nicotine liquids to adjust my intake exposure. A pod fill will last me the full day of moderate use, or I'll top up in the evening if I've been using it a lot.
It's easy to use, easy to fill, relatively discreet and easy to charge.
From a design standpoint, the scalloped extrusion body shape makes it easy to hold. It's thin, it's light, and it fits in my pocket or bag with no problems. It feels well built and sturdy, and replacement pods are easy to purchase.
While I appreciate the aesthetic design decision to use an asymmetrical cut, I find it to be a bit more of a pain when refilling and replacing the pod (it's not unidirectional).
I do like how the pod is kept in place via magnets, and it snaps with a satisfying *thunk*.
I've used it for 4 days now, and do notice that some small parts of the rubber refill cap are shedding the "flashing" — this is the little rubber in the part line from when the refill cap was made from the two-part mold. I'm not sure if the refill cap will disintegrate further, but there is no danger of these flashing pieces atomizing in the vape itself.
I would handily recommend this to anyone who is just starting out, or who wants a backup/alternative device to their custom mod box.