Summary: I come from the post world and am starting to do my own production work as well. I got the package deal which included the mic, power module, boom pole, shock mount, wind sock, and cables. I've used the mic on a shoot at a motorcycle race and it worked very well, I am also using it for V/O work in the studio and so far it seems like a solid performer.
Summary: I'm a freelance videographer, and have used this mic on camera, freestanding, and boom. It's got great range and flexibility. I once used it to capture intelligible interview audio while somebody was running a chainsaw in the background. Is that recommendation enough for you? While I'd say it's not the best mic for indoors, I can't say much of anything on the negatives of it.
Summary: I recently purchased and used this mic on my Canon XH-A1 to video an elk hunt in Montana. It's directional capability was incredible in picking up the diferent sounds that the bulls were making, even at a great distance. I'm very satisfied with this product.
Summary: The Senheiser K6 line of mics has for years been my choice whan a good quality affordable mic was called for. I especially like the ME66 short shotgun. I've used this mic mounted on the camera, on a boompole or handheld and am not disappointed with its performance. Great presence when used close-up, low noise in quiet situations and rugged enough to take some knocking around.
Summary: I am a beginner with audio equipment. This is the clearest audio that I have ever heard when filming with the boom extension and Rycote softie. What a great package deal for under $500 for everything you need to get professional quality audio.
Summary: Excellent Sound quality for the price. I have my mic running through a Firewire 6 Channel Mixer, on a boom pole into a laptop running Cool Edit Pro and I have also used a condenser to get softer more dialouge rich sound.
Summary: I've used the ME66 a few times now and am very happy with it's performance. I chose the ME66 because it is short enough to mount on a camera without partially blocking your shot and it's pickup pattern suited my needs. I've used other Sennheiser products in the past and have never been disappointed.