I bought my C3 helmet in the winter and wore it three times. It is by far the most expensive torture device I have ever purchased (no that I buy torture devices often). I normally wear a size medium helmet (mainly Shoei but used to use Arai), but everyone to include the Schuberth rep said to get the small since it fit the best around my forehead. Fit great, felt great in the store, even kept it on for a bit as I walked around the store. I was so happy, I wore it home. Unfortunately, I live more than 30 minutes from the dealer, and 30 minutes is about the point that it kicks in. Its like a bone crusher on my forehead. I talked to the dealer and they said they could mold it to my head shape (the ol' spoon trick). Worried about voiding a warranty, I called Schuberth who told me don't it. They recommended I wear it more often and assured me that it would break in. After three painful attempts, I give in. I'm not one for paying $700 (plus the California-no-one-else-pays-their-taxes-so-we had-to-raise-sales-tax-to-ridiculous-almost-NY-like-levels sales tax) for something that crushes my skull in hopes it will break in. It broke me. If I have to take it off when I stop every 2 hours, then why even get a flip-up? I've read through these posts and seen some who stuck it out (for A LOT of miles) and are happy with the helmet. My issue is that I'm not super happy with all aspects. I like the visor but it does not seem to go low enough. It is definitely quieter in clean air, but it is tough to find the ideal spot behind a windscreen. Like many, the chin strap digs into my neck, and it never feels like I can find a happy medium between rotating it forward to allow some room for my chin, or rotating it back to keep the strap from digging into my neck. I might sound like I have some freakishly shaped head, but it seemed pretty normal until I bought this helmet. Maybe I just don't have a "Schuberth Head". So now I am at a point where the helmet is practically new and I could sell it someone who will actually use it, or risk wearing it longer in hopes of it breaking in. I would hate to have a $700 helmet sit on my shelf un-used. This is my first flip-up and I chose the Schuberth because of the low noise, reputation, and built in visor, but I'm wishing I had bought the Shoei Qwest as originally planned. I guess I'm wanting someone to talk me off the ledge by assuring me it will all be ok, or for reality to just hit me on the head (without the helmet on) and sell it.