You can get a basic model new for $1750 which is what you would spend for a nice upgraded AR, and is considerably less than the SCAR
I have put 550 rounds through mine with zero issues. I like the way it feels better than a few of the AR's and way better than a SCAR that I have handled. It is very sturdy despite the polymer lower and stock.
The earlier models had some rare cycling issues with 5.56, but I have noticed with mine that they have made minor changes to the gas block to prevent this. They are also now offered with 1:7 barrels and 1:9. Also, you may read how some people are having "slam fire" issues. These issues have been resolved as the new rifles (and earlier recalled rifles) have a lighter titanium firing pin replacement with a heavier spring
Only other complaint that i could have is that its a tiny bit heavier, but this is due to the fact that they currently only offer the heavier profile barrel version. Im sure that there will soon be other manufacturers offering lighter barrels in the future.
Bottom line, I absolutely love it! It is superbly accurate even after removing, cleaning, and replacing the barrel.