The PA still has it's place. I like the new Batteries also, but not enough to where it matters to me which I use. I have 3 Launch Boxes in the house, and one in the car. After a month with the new batteries, I gave them to friends that seemed envious of my new batteries... and have been happily using the originals since. When it is time to order batteries again, it will not matter to me which I get.