They're fixing my broken American Rodsmiths rod to make it a shorter, topwater rod. The lady there who makes (& fixes) rods says she really likes All Star blanks, but she can't get them anymore. Now she is using St. Croix blanks for inshore rods. I showed her the All Star I bought as an emergency replacement (on sale at Academy) her comment was - "You'll really like that rod!"
I've also got one St. Croix, light action for trout. It is a nice rod, but not my fav.