It took me some time before I would buy a Hermes. I did not trust the hype. I thought the price was high… and even with the interesting color… it was only a typewriter. That’s what I thought in 2012 when I first started researching typewriters. Over a year later…. I have to say they are great typewriters (over priced) but… well worth having to use and type with. My Hermes 2000 and Hermes 8 have the same quality as the 3000 and cost less. The Hermes Featherweight is no lightweight when it comes to typing either. Sometimes the hype is true.