I've used both, the hassy definitely feels nicer in the hands. But does it justify the price difference? Not in my opinion. I got the SQ-A specifically because I was a 16 year old kid paying for it by mowing lawns. I would've been stuck with 1 back and 1 lens had I gone hassy. Instead I wound up with 3 lenses and 5 backs ( 2 120, 2 220, and a Polaroid) for ~$850. I've had plenty of opportunity to 'upgrade' to a hassy since buying...but I fail to see a point. None of my kit has required a CLA despite me treating the camera like crap. I've taken in hundreds of miles hiking, shot in rain and snow. Thing's a beast. If my body ever dies I'll be buying another one no question.