I ordered the Premium package on Sunday and it just showed up today via priority mail. I'm a previous Bathmate X-40 user, so I'm making a direct comparison based on my own use and findings.
My first impression is that I wish that I started with the Penomet instead of the Bathmate. I think when I first started using the Bathmate, I did what most newbies do and pumped the living hell out of myself. I loved seeing the growth and just smashed that thing into my crotch until I couldn't get any more water out of it. What resulted was a hell of a lot of fluid retention and discoloration (which has yet to fully go away). I decided with the Penomet that I'd follow the suggested routine. Purple gaitor first, then blue, etc. I have to say, I love that there's a limit as to how much I can pump with this thing. I found myself wanting to pump to more pressure, but was limited by what the gaitor would allow. And then I discovered something interesting.
I went into the Penomet flaccid. In the past when I've done that with the Bathmate I could feel pressure building incredibly quickly, almost to the point of pain. I think this rapid expansion is what led to a lot of the FR and discoloration/bruising/red spots. In the Penomet, I could feel myself slowly getting harder. It's tough to describe, but it was a gentle build-up that actually felt quite nice. There wasn't any pain or excess pressure to get to that point. I mean, it was actually f'ing enjoyable. Weird. I'm really starting to wonder if that's what caused a lot of my physical problems with the Bathmate, and I'm curious if anybody else has come to this conclusion.
The rest of the session was amazing. Great seal, nice gentle pressure that actually got me just as pumped as the Bathmate and it's seemingly higher pressure. I really like this thing. Really.
I'm sure I'll have more to say later, but I just did a 10 minute pump and wanted to rush in here immediately to give my take.