Well, I feel better about this now! Thanks!
I could only find a few things about them, but one person hated them and was giving them away, another hated them and was giving them to her kids, you get the drift. The only specific things they said about them that made them unlikeable were about the hardness and the blendability (which surprisingly enough I found conflicting information about!). I found only one positive comment about them in about 5 pages worth of a search, so, I was starting to worry.
I do like to play around with different surfaces, so it's nice to know that they work well for that. I wanted something that was different from the Prismas I have but didn't want to spend a ton of money and at $.79 a pencil, I just couldn't resist. Glad you both have positive experiences with them!
Flame Lily - I'm in N. Texas, too!
The rain and cooler weather is nice for a change!