I have heard that water based markers will never be as blendy as Copics or Spectrum Noirs. I can live with that. But I find the few SU markers I have tend to be streaky if used in a larger area. So I have been sticking to Prismacolor pencils for the coloring I do. But sometimes I don't want that look, I want a more saturated look.
Hope we can get some answers, Diane. Congratulations on your complete set of Distress Markers! Lucky you! You can't go wrong with those for some of the techniques that only Distress can do.