Your general opinion of this product.
I purchased this microphone mainly for the cardiod direction. Although I've already used several of the other settings. I like it a lot. It gives a good clean recording, and the gain control helps reduce unwanted noise.
I mainly use this to make tutorial screencasts, and I have two young daughters who like to make loud noises at unexpected times. When they are home, I just set the gain all the way down. The audio is still recorded well when I speak in a normal voice, and I don't need to be super close to the microphone. Unless you turn the volume up very high, you can't even hear my daughters in the recording.