there's several reasons i don't like the plastic and several reasons that i do.
it's a balancing act.
reasons i like it:
it feels nice.
certain models that are too flippy in other plastics fly stable.
it's decently durable.
reasons i don't like it:
if it costs less per pound of plastic, and you can make more discs per hour, shouldn't the discs be cheaper instead of more expensive?
it's nothing really revolutionary (but people seem to believe so) as DGA has had this type of blend for years.
discs that fly stable in other plastics fly overstable in this plastic (read as: it is yet more difficult to throw than champ plastic).
why aren't the signatures on it? no signatures = no royalties.
they put out crap like the star aero and star stingray and neglect discs like the orc and roc except for in CFR versions (i hate the CFR program and its needless gouging).
i end up with the eerie feeling that champ will get discontinued in a year or two and star will take its place with a final price halfway between star and champ (net end = more expensive).
i will agree that star was a work of marketing genius. they did it exactly right. large runs, have it readily available, pump out models, wait to release a new disc in that plastic first until after the plastic has a foothold, etc.
people seem to treat it like the second comings of toilet paper and sliced bread.
in the same way that innova succeeded, discraft blundered. 1 brand new disc so there was no loyalty to the mold to fuel sales (which in turn breeds loyalty to the plastic). their hot disc being released as a CFR disc (avenger). taking way too long to get more discs out in popular models compared to innova's barrage of molds.
btw, as for why i would dislike it in many ways but still vote for a disc in it, it more has to do with avoiding bandwagon and railroad mindsets. if someone says "innova rules, discraft sucks," my general response is "discraft has good discs too." likewise, if someone (usually in MN) says "innova sucks, discraft rules," my general response is "innova has good discs too."