I bought this on a recommendation when I was searching for a pure trail shoe at a reasonable price. Although I normally wear a stability shoe as my road/hybrid shoe, I reckoned this was low profile enough on the trails not to require the anti-pronation kit.
I do like a bit of cushioning and I was impressed by what I read about the Mizuno Wave technology.
The shoe does everything I want it to, providing a smooth, cushioned ride with plenty of grip. Apart from a few new shoe niggles where my foot has been arguing with creases in the shoe (these tend to sort themselves out), it was instantly comfortable.
I think this shoe is a great alternative to the more expensive Inov 8 shoes and if you do the research it comes up high in most reviews.