I'm glad to hear you guys like the rod. My casting skills are nothing to brag about, but I figure it would be good to continue my learning on a rod that casts well and gives you a solid feel of the line loading, etc..
If I can bend your ears for one more question:
I wanted an ultralight that would be short enough to handle some of the smaller streams here in PA but also be able to hold its own on longer casts (mid-size streams) and bigger fish. What would your recommendations be for 7' vs. 7'10"??