Just picked up my Palmetto State Blem lower from my LGS, and ironically so was another gentleman, and there is not one single blemish. Me and the guy there inspected our own lowers, switched to see if the other could find any, and then switched back to check again. Literally not one single speck of anodizing was off. Looks to be the best $69.99 i've spent in a while. And the same goes for my "blem" upper. Despite all of PSA's problems, I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone on a STRICT budget and who is in NO RUSH to get their build done. That said, if you have the funds, i'd go with another company for sure. But if I had very little wiggle room to work with, i'd go with PSA and never look back. It might take 6 weeks, but at least i'd have a quality product for a great deal. I suggest that if anyone orders from them, place your order, forget about it, and be one surprised and happy S.O.B. when it eventually shows up.