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.
In the winter months, when the tempurature drops well below freezing, it gets harder to stay warm enough to be comfortable. Yes, wool socks are better than cotton but; battery powered heated socks are even better. And yet our feet end up cold at some point anyways. When we are hunting we are usally trying to be as still as possible, for as long as possible. The problem is, when we aren't moving, our blood circulation slows down. We especially lose...