Nice review, noob! Nice format, and I especially like your starting with the detailed specs. In the future, I would consider adding the MSRP (that's just a pet peeve of mine, as I don't consider a review complete w/o it). However, I wouldn't consider a 3" ash "weak."
The Avos's are among my faves, and one is always in rotation. Look forward to more on the rest of the line!