I bought mine in mid-March 2015 and I have only posted within the last few pages in this thread. You could probably gather a good bit from there, but here is a little more:
I'm number A001143.
I started vaping with the MFLB around Christmas...never vaped before then. The MFLB got me to dislike the taste of combustion enough that I stopped smoking/combusting within about a month. I bought the Elevape to replace my MFLB as I got more familiar with the portable vaporizers on the market. I did a lot of reading/lurking before I bought my ESV. I kinda knew what I could be getting into when I bought it because I had already read much of the thread. The ESV just appealed to me more than the Crafty or FF or really any of the vapes that were currently on the market at that time. I even considered the $500+ portables. I really wanted something that would mirror the use of the MFLB but only simplify it and provide larger hits.
The first hit from the ESV, I knew I had made the right choice. I paid full price minus FC discount and am very satisfied. I had to send my ESV back twice and each time I went 6-7 days without my device which was mostly shipping time (coast to coast). Joe had my ESV repaired quickly both times and sent it back to me right away. I have not had to send it back since April and the ESV has been my workhorse. It's not my go-to vape, it's my got to have it vape. I have used the term workhorse because I basically use it in one session until I kill the battery almost...well it will be down to 20-25% typically. I'll do this 3-4 times a day typically and sometimes a random smaller session in between the battery killing sessions.
My temp settings are 310/320/335. These temp settings are obviously not accurate, but I love the flavor at 310. I get clouds on all 3 settings but they increase in volume and density as I raise the temp setting. I can get 15-20 hits on setting 1 but will struggle at the end to get out all my goodies so some hits will get wispy. 320 will get everything out in about 10-16 hits and they will all be huge tasty clouds with a slight harshness towards the end of each hit for the last 4-5 hits. I can kill a bowl in 6-8 hits on 335. My ABV will be very dark brown (it appears black unless under bright light). On 335, the vapor is still cool but has a density to it that makes it even harsher for me and the good taste gets effected by the trailing taste of border-line combustion.
I don't cough to much when hitting the ESV so I would say the vapor is very smooth. I also use the stir lid attachment to get a pretty even ABV. I cut the stir lid down to minimize its coverage of the screen and to eliminate some of the heat retainage. My coil is bent down and I have a modified mouthpiece I posted a page or so back.
The Elevape did take some effort for me to get it to be a consistent powerhouse like I wanted it to be. I had plenty of trial and error along the way. I read the whole thread and really related to many of the negative posts that have been in her, but like many that have stuck with the ESV I have found great success in it.