I received my Ascent today,,sent back my original one a couple of weeks ago. I didnt have as many of the problems others had, like the wires and severe off gassing. It did have some visual defects and I wanted to have the improved one. DaVinci gladly exchanged with no problems. Mine didnt come with the sombrero either. OF mentioned the lil glass flower screens so I had purchased some of those earlier and had on hand. Opening up the ascent looked flawless and came totally charged. I put on 430 and did a 40 min burn off..holding it so it stayed on..I didnt see any burn off coming off of it, even going into a dark room with a flash light..but did a iso clean and another burn off..all smelled and looked ok so i added 2 glass flowers and ground up bud with a glass flower on top.. set at 402f.. and omg..i got quite the nice taste and vapor and medicated... much much better than my first ascent. The glass staws seem to fit smugger than my last one.. I'm impressed so far!!