My thoughts. In my opinion the percentage of GOOD flavors near doubled that of TFA flavors even though TFA flavors are thought by many to be better. TFA is more widely used because it is more readily available than any other flavor company here in the US. Everybody offers TFA flavors. Because of the magnitude of people using TFA Flavors, FW favors are not getting the exposure they deserve because popular opinion sways the public greatly. Those who tried FW flavors and took the time to use them correctly have learned that FW is a very good company with many really good favors. Not only that, some of the flavors are the best out there.
Like all flavor companies you MUST be picky. Not all flavors are good no matter what company you buy from. Cap has it's share of bad or off flavors just like all the rest. FW is no exception. Not all their flavors are good. Just like TFA I have spent a ton of money trying their tobacco flavors and just like TFA they suck for the most part.
For noobies FW has a lot of standalone flavors that are quite good. Skittles (spot on lemon skittle), Crunchberries (spot on Cpt Crunch Crunchberry cereal), Green Goblin, Kalhua & Cream, Cloud Nine, Red White & Blue, Root beer Float, and many more.
For mixing they have numerous flavors that are hard to beat as well, Jamican Rum, Blackberry Natural, Hazelnut, Kalhua & Cream, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Caramel Candy, Marshmallow, Butterscotch, and the list goes on and on. Even the Peanut Butter flavor though not as real tasteing as TFAs has a purpose that is hard to beat. I use it with a Premium Juice that has Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Caramel, and Dulce De Leche. The FW peanut butter gives this juice a hint (just a hint) of a nutty tobacco that my customers love. This just goes to show you that used in the correct way most flavors are going to have a use that has the potential to blow your mind.
Now keep in mind that I blend for a shop and it is not feasible cost wise for the most part for me to buy imported Flavors (FlavorArt, Hangsen, Ect). You can buy good flavors from all companies IF YOU ARE PICKY. That being said I estimate I use 70% FW flavors 29% TFA and 1% oddball companies (NicotineLabs). I have flavors I can not blend without from all three of these companies.
Again I want to stress that you look at the Flavor Pairing thread whenever you consider new flavors for mixing. Always know when buying that you either have, or are also buying flavors that pair with it well after that try to be sure there are no extremely bad reviews on the new flavors. Some downright suck, let's face it.
One last thing, FW fruit flavors as many of the other companies are not always the best. The Watermelon, honeydew, banana, I do not like. More like Jolly Ranchers like most of the rest. Most of the tobaccos suck., Cookies and Cream is a no go. There are others.......
If you have questions on FW I'll try my best for you if I have used the flavor. Happy Blending..........