As I'm starting to have mixed feelings about my Smart Gate, I decided to ask my cousin to borrow his Decimator to test it out. So far I am really enjoying it. I run a really noisy rig (high-gain amp, EMGs, cranked up gain and guitar volumes are dimed) so a noise gate is a must for me. Juxtaposed with the SG, the Decimator is much simpler. The former has the threshold knob and the switch of levels, whereas the latter is simply one knob, which you can turn to find the sweet spot for you. For me, it cuts out a lot of extra noise when I'm not playing at it is exceptional at finding just where it needs to cut out the extra noise. Very little tone suckage, if at all, and only a smidgen of sustain loss. I would definitely recommend it for simple looking for a simple gate.
considering i moved from an NS-2 to this, i am definitely going to 'fan-out' all over this pedal. it is super tight, and responsive; the slightest turn of the knob actually has an effect on the sound, and tone succ is very minimal, for the most part. this is a g8 G8, and i r8 8/8.