Sorry Mike 450, i'm not sure whether my post has come across wrong, but I wasn't saying that 'Elixir are the best strings in the world' - I was saying that we all have varied tastes in all aspects of the guitar, from body size, neck width, action height etc etc etc and strings are a large part of that.
I wouldn't doubt that Tommy Emmanuel doesn't like them for one minute, but that doesn't mean that I have to feel the same. I speak as I find and for me, the revolutionary way in which Elixir nanowebs are made (i.e, the way they put condoms on them!) makes them stand out from other strings in a way that works for me, they sound very bright, last for ages (a big plus for me as it means they work out much cheaper than any other string) and I find that I can glide up and down the fretboard with ease with them - now some guitarists wouldn't like the 'lack of resistance' that comes from the nanoweb coating as to them it takes away the 'feel' of the string, but we all find different things comfortable to play so some will love it and some will hate it.
Tommy Emmanuel has spent his whole life playing guitar, I expect playing guitar comes more naturally to him than even walking so it doesn't surprise me that after 40(?) plus years of playing he's not keen on the feel of a completely new type of string coating.
I'll say it again, all my point is, is that just because one man prefers Elixirs doesn't mean everyone will - choose your string, buy it, fit it, and enjoy it