The Spartans have always seemed to me to be both overspec and reliable. A yellow laser can be fickle, but I would trust a Spartan to do well. I just bought one myself (review to come) and think it will be a quality piece in my collection for some time to come.
Indeed! Once you get it please cool it down (on an AC vent, not the freezer) and check for wavelength shifts. You might be surprised.