I don't like the structural designs of:
CPS 1000, 1200, Orca, Triple Charge, 2700, 1500, Tiger Shark, Backstrike, Max D 2000+, Hydroblade, Overload/Secret Strike, XP 250, XXP 275,
I like the structural designs of:
SC 500, SC 600, Monster/4100, Monster X, Monster XL, Aquapack Devastator, CPS Splashzooka
I prefer sleek blasters - no big bubbles. Metallic and black go well with neon colors, but it's also nice to have guns with out black or silver. I liked tracked pumps and several nozzle choices on larger blasters. It's also nice to when medium/smaller blasters have some kinda alternative nozzle like piston operated blast on the storm 2500, riot blast on the xp 105. I don't like the Max D nozzle mechanism because I am sick of having to repair them. I think it'd be cool to see a pressure gauge on a soaker again, and I also like the numbers on the blaster. Names should be reserved for something truly out of the norm such as the Monster series. I'm also huge on the transparent reservoir, not only does it look better but it's useful. For larger blasters that require a thicker plastic you could use whatever the 1500/1700 used, as you could still see through it. Lasers and stuff are pretty crazy and probably unnecessary and expensive but I would not object to having one on a soaker haha. Lastly... pumps that pump LOTS of water. The XP 150 was great because it didn't take many pumps to charge and you still had a decent shot time and output. I want something with those qualities (just no twist off reservoir).