I love the 700, and have no gripes with any of mine. I didn't buy a Kia and think it was a Mercedes though. No buck about it, mine is a 20" heavy barrel SPS. It has a Hogue stock and matte finish. This is by far the most accurate out of the box rifle I own. Does it look and feel different than my pre 64 model 70 Win.? Yep, but I knew what I was getting when I bought it. It wasn't a $1000+ rifle. I got no gripes with the quality or performance at all.
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in Government...." - Thomas Jefferson