I've not yet tried all the authentic extras on it but a few tanks later... it's coming off as better than the "real" thing. The finish is different, for sure. The authentic has a more matte/textured feel, albeit very slight and the clone is definitely more like a traditional shiny black paint... but that aside, separating the tank from the deck and the top cap from the tank is easier/more fluid. You could argue that tolerances on the authentic are tighter, which they are, but in practice it makes it slightly more annoying to work with.

I'll try out all the extras and things over the next few days. Also, I seen some posts asking if it had the removable chimney reducer - it does.