I am loving the Meyer more and more each day. At first it seemed quite mellow (but very full-sounding off the bat), and as I’m getting the hang of it I’m starting to see that “bite” you’re talking about. Love it! I think the tip opening is at a good level for me. The smaller tip makes it significantly easier to hit the top of the range of the horn, and resistance-wise I still feel most comfortable in the 2.5-3 reed strength range I’ve always been in (so far the winning combination is with Alexander Superial 3 or DC 2.5, and a FL Ultimate lig). Thanks!