This is what i told another hobbyist that was in the market for powerheads. IF you want a simple wavemaker ph that gives you random currents and flows, the vortechs arent for you. ( anything from the hydor koralias on their wm controller to tunzes pr jebaos would be better) However, IF you plan on utilizing the key features pf the MP series (master/slave modes, custom wave profiles, wireless controllability via apex controller) then the MP's will outshine the rest. What it boils down to is that they are just overpriced powerheads for those that have minimal equipment and minimal needs, but are amazing powerheads with alot of customizable options for the more complicated hobbyists with the proper equipment to use them.
I did not want to hit them like that but thank you.