because of the cheap price tag! seriously, i have never been super interested in AR's before (black & tactical not really my style).....combine that with the fact that 3-5 years ago they couldn't really be had for less than about a grand, and that has been my reasons for avoiding the platform. BUT.......just saw a DPMS sportical 16" at wally world for $587! now i'm begining to get interested all i know about AR's is how to shoot them. a buddy of mine lets me shoot his bushmaster fairly regularly & i do think it is a lot of fun. i do know DPMS is considered a lower quality AR. are they even worth having or junk? tell me some pros and cons please. I understand it won't have the high level of accuarcy that Ar's with better barrels would have, but i assume it would be at least as accuarate as my mini (1-2" groups)? any quality or reliability concerns? i would really like to hear from DPMS owners if possible. thanks for any info.