I'd say it is well worth the money especially since it isn't very expensive to start. I shot the gun and liked how it felt. I wasn't crazy about how loose the forestock is but it was fast to pump and they may be connected.
The advantage of the supernova over the standard nova is the ability to change out stock configs, which allowed Benelli to put comfort-tech on the supernova. The recoil reduction of comfort-tech is worth the price of the supernova if you intend to shoot a lot of 3.5" shells.
A friend of mine has a nova he thinks is the best thing since sliced bread. Anyway, he and one of his friends went duck hunting this past winter. His friend had an 870. Well his friends 870 ended up freezeing tight. He couldn't shoot a thing. My buddy kept shooting till he had his limit then handed it to his friend so he could his limit.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...