Awesome First Pack
Pros: Price! This thing holds a ton of gear for its size and the front access panel is a brilliant addition. Hydration access is great. I've had mine for about 6 years and only upgraded recently to the MH BMG because I needed a huge alpine bag for an extended trip requiring tons of group medical gear. Simple to adjust size.
Cons: Waterbottle pockets barely fit a nalgene, hipbelt is not super comfortable with >40 pounds in it, front organizing pocket isn't super useful, not a ton of lashing options.
Overall: 4 stars because it's a great value pack for people looking to get into backpacking, but lacking some of the creature comforts that I'd like.