Better then factory stem.
I've used many slides and there is always some flaw after a honeymoon period, but this one is just so simple it tops them all. Easy to clean with the single hole and accessible surfaces, it will always be ready with a quick sweep even after heavy use (or neglect). Thick walls and the fat flat grip make it easy to handle and sturdy feeling (haven't dropped it yet, but I feel it won't die easily). If you want something simple that performs well over heavy use, this is what you're looking for!