Hey everyone, I'll apologize in advance if I'm opening up a huge can of worms here, but I would really appreciate any/all insight you all may be able give me.

Now that life has slowed down a bit, for a multitude of reasons, I'm starting to get back out fishing more, and thus tying more flies. It's becoming painfully obvious that my beginners tying kit vise isn't going to cut it any more, so I've been looking at upgrading. There-in lies my dilemma.

I realize this may not be terribly dissimilar to the ages old Coke v. Pepsi, Ford v. Chevy debates, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on the various vise brands, more specifically what you've used and why you like it. If you're comfortable, advantages/disadvantages to particular vises would be great. While it will play a factor in a final decision, cost does not outweigh functionality, i.e. I'm looking for something that will last so I'm willing to spend the money but I'm also not a firm believer that higher price = better product.

Thank you all for any input you're willing to share.