I don't know anything about the new "predator" tables but SAM is a reputable brand in Spain. I'm born and raised in Spain and the tables in my area were ALL from SAM and they all lasted more than 5 years, my local pool hall still has the 5 SAM 9ft tables they got 20 years ago and they're all in good condition. Never heard anything about the tables becoming junk after 5 years.They need to learn how to built pool tables first that'll last more than 5 years if they expect to be the industry standard!!
It's all we had and they played fine. It's not a diamond table but it's not complete junk either.