Ten years ago I acquired one and learned to solve it with ELL/CLL method. The cube was a Rubik's brand and these are not very good quality. So after a while the stickers were torn apart and it was impossible to use it anymore. I didn't practice anymore and after a while forgot how to solve it. Two months ago I started again and acquired a better brand (a Dayan sticker less) and learned a new method as well (Friedrich method with OLL/ PLL) which is more easy for hand movements and spotting cases.

In general it is not that difficult to learn:

- Cross and first layer can be intuitively
- Second layer you need a small trick
- Last layer you need 4 algorithms: 2 for orienting and 2 for permutation (of corners and edges)

To be on this level you have to learn F2L, 50 algorithms for the last layer, do look ahead and basically have a super talent for spotting the patterns in advance.

If you can do the 3*3 you can also solve the pocket cube (a 2*2), because you only have to use the two corner algorithms. Recently I also acquired a Rubik's revenge (4*4) which can be solved as a 3*3 except you need some parity algorithms (one of them is difficult to remember).

Anyone here also likes the Rubik, or is this too nerdy for you guys?