I am the proud owner of a Snow White and Dark Cherry (Wife's) Kia Optima EX. I was in the U.S. Army for a while, now I am working on getting my degree in computer animation. I have always detailed my cars by hand until I purchased my first orbital in '04 (Cheap Autozone special) and have never looked back. I still haven't been able to bring myself to get one of those super dual action polishers yet but I did get a craftsman 10' random buffer. I have been with Meguiar's since the introduction of it's Gold Class line of products, and can't see myself using anything else.