Thanks for the encouraging words Mr. Tremblay...but I don't think I will become a more brilliant player
That being said, I like the feel and tension of these strings a lot. I sifted the the internet reviews high and low. I found inconclusive testimony. After personal investigation, I can conclude that these are very good strings. Those who want a different textural feel will get that. People who feel brightness is too forward might enjoy these strings.
I currently have no nails and don't find the strings to be a problem. They are responsive. However I do not have any experience with real gut strings. The trebles are indeed very smooth. Perhaps the lute crowd is having the expectation of real gut in a synthetic product?
For those wishing to try a different guitar string that does not sound like conventional nylon, these might be something to consider.