I have no input to this thread as of right now..
I currently have a ZMax v3 with an RSST on it and like it a decent amount. P.S. if you go with an RSST take the fill plug out, it's a world of difference.
I use #500 SS Mesh, 30 gauge ribbon and a solid wick setup. I guess I can't complain, just be sure you learn how to wrap the coil correctly (drill bit method for me) and how to adjust it to make it heat properly and it's not bad at all. As of this second I have a Noble 1 sitting at home as it arrived on lunch... I could not believe how TINY it was. Far smaller than I expected and incredibly light. This is probably because i'm going from the Zmax with 18650 to a 18350 hybrid.. but I can't wait to try it. I think once you get good at making your own gennie attys that you should give a hybrid a shot. See if you can get lucky enough to grab the iHybrid Pure, they are $99 bucks and have great reviews. Downside is they release a few of them every once in a while and nobody knows when. Google it and check out the litecig website.