I've had several VICE rods for 2+ years. I purchased on faith that the rod would hold up in spite of the price. I came from a Sage Z-Axis rod, which kept breaking and taking 8 weeks at a time to repair.
Long story short, the VICE rods have held up to everything I've thrown at them. Very durable, great casting capabilities, and soft and accurate touch. I've only had one issue on the rod I use the most, which was a guide coming loose. It's out for repair currently at Redington, and their customer service has been flawless so far.
For the money, this is the best rod on the market in my opinion. I would highly recommend this rod to advanced anglers and beginners alike!