Last Suit: Oneill Heat 3/2 for LA County, Ventura, and OC. It was my only suit, and worked well. It would flush a little bit. After about 8 months the suit was shot. Water leaking in all over the place, stitching coming undone. I was pretty disapointed. Still have it in case a friend wants to use it and what not. (I couldn't send it into repair because I could not find the damn receipt and the shop was pretty adamant about that)
Current Suit: Hotline Firefly Pro (Couldn't afford the GT at the time ) My first overhead zip suit. It is great. A little heavier, but awesome nonetheless. It does the job, and very little water seeps through, especially compared to the Oneill back zip. I have been using it for about 6 months now, and it is still going strong. The only negatives I can think of is 1. The Key pocket is in an awkward place(just below the right shin), and the stitching around it is coming undone. It also does not have a connector to hook the key onto, and my key actually slipped out one time. (It must have come out of the pocket in the water and then slipped out on shore, cause fortunately I found the key). 2. The zipperless suit is a pain in the arse to take off on cold mornings. The hands are too numb and it takes some time.
Overall. I really like the hotline wetsuit, and I think I am going to try and buy either a 4/3 or the 3/2 GT for the rest of winter to keep me warm. I like the overhead zip, and I don't get any rash from it, like I did with the ONeill if I was out too long. I hope it will last me a couple years, as I hear is the norm of these Hotline suits.