I have a Scorpion exo-700, love it, and my 10-year old daughter wears an exo-400 which I HIGHLY recommend for children, it's one of the few that come in an XS, and the ample padding gave her smaller-than average head the necessary snug fit PLUS for less than $20 I'll be able to swap out the liner for a S, then a M instead of buying a new helmet twice.
When the exo 1000 was announced, I started drooling, couldn't WAIT for the thing to finally be released. And boy was I disappointed. Not in the helmet, but in the fact that it didn't fit me. The exo-700 in XL fits me perfectly. The exo-1000 in L is too snug (and always would be, even with the anticipated "padding will compress with wear factor), and the XL is too loose, even if I sit there and pump the front until the inflatable cheek pads are ready to burst--which looks pretty silly to boot, as it takes about a minute to do as well, when you have to inflate them FULLY.
Neat lid, but didn't fit, I was VERY grateful for having tried one on instead of ordering it first!!!
I thought the "ram-air" feature of the pop-up top vents would be the "cat's ass" too, but as it turns out, they're more noise than function.
Check out the video reviews at http://www.helmetharbor.com
. They are my go-to guys for helmet reviews, because they have a unique rating system that includes a "wind tunnel room" where customers try on helmets, go in the room, have fans that simulate riding at highway speeds, then rate the helmets for fit, noise, ventilation, etc, which are tallied and reported regardless of profit margin, etc. They have 5-7 minute video reviews on many of the newer helmets that are really informative on the website too. (damn, I should get a kickback)
My next helmet is gonna' be the new Bell Star, which got amazing reviews for ventilation, fit and finish, etc...strangely, although I wear an XL in Scorpion, Shoei and Nolan, I wear a MEDIUM in that one.