Dry is good
I bought this as my first rope and I couldn't be happier. Other than the very first time I uncoiled and ran it through my belay device, it has been completely kink free. It runs very smooth and has a good solid feel to it. I debated for a while on whether or not to spend the extra cash for the golden try treatment. I told myself "I'll never climb in the rain, why bother?" I ended up getting it for durability sake and am glad I did cause the very first time I ever tied into it I was tiptoeing around puddles of water in a steady drizzle. Point being, get the dry, it's worth it.