I have several GHG decoys. I think they solved their paint problems long ago. And I think GHG decoys definitely have their time and place. They are a great looking light decoy for our early season and hunting from shore and on points. But when it is full fledged diver season on the broad water, from the layout boat, I will use my heavier and more shot resistant Herters, Toledo Decoys and Plasti-Duks everytime. When in the layout boat you have to swat your own crips, or suffer the unsatisfactory fate of losing them, and sometimes that just means a deke is going to take a hit. On those occasions I want to use my decoys that are going to come back to float another day, week, month, season and for decades. After that my great-grandchildren can sell them as antiques, or put them on the mantle, or use them to hunt, as I will not be around to care. The heavier decoys ride better in big waves too.