The Red box G2 I found in my stash was bought, I'm pretty sure in January of 2021. It was scratched from the goofy fold out box almost entirely across the middle of the head. I put it on my Pearl Session 6.5×14 snare, and it sounds great. Hopefully the coating doesn't get sticky as it ages.Scratching has always been something that the traditional Evans coating is susceptible to and this is different than the issues with the coating becoming tacky as a result of heat/humidity. It never seemed to be an issue with brushes or sticks (can't really say the same for coatings from some other brands...). The film used for the UV1 is definitely more resilient than the film from the G1. It feels different and sounds different though the sonic difference can be quite subtle. I can't really share much more information than that.