The thru-neck Stilettos are very nice basses, especially for the money. My first 5-string was a Stiletto Elite. I've never played the 8, though.
Status Stealth 5 => EBS HD350 => EBS Neo212
Status Register #1, Steinberger Club #0013, EBS Club #34, Pedulla Club #147, Pre-EB MM Club #44, etc.