Pros: Very comfortable for "righties", easy and thorough cleaning; easy the sharpen
Cons: Not great for "lefties"
This shear was rated the best by Cook's Illustrated but I've owned the older version since about 2002 and it is my favorite for comfort as well as maintaining its edge for a long time before requiring sharpening. I use it in place of a boning knife with poultry as it is much easier to use while negotiating small-boned cuts. Of course, the take-apart feature is a must when cleaning up after poultry prep. I also have the second-rated Wusthof take-apart shear but I still use my Messermeister most of the time; having a right-handed grip makes for a comfortable experience for "righties" but is anathema for "lefties".