I got a Festool RO 125 5" disk sander as a gift. I never would have bought one myself... It's a really cool sander. It's got some features that other sanders I've owned and borrowed on jobsites don't have- like it switches from random orbit to circular and it's got a tool-free pad changeout system. Plus it comes in a really nice box! OK, Systainer...
But I really don't like the sander. I read a review once that said it takes awhile to get used to because of its aggressiveness, but the so-called aggressiveness I've seen translates to the sander being hard to control on the surface of the wood and uneven surface sanding. Oh, and I can't buy the special hole pattern paper locally. If I had the $380 laying around just to spend on sanding, I'd have bought 4 sanders- one each of Porter Cable, Rigid, DeWalt and Makita for the things I like about each of those.
Does anybody here like this sander and have tips for its use?