I use Elmers brand PVA for all of my models. It's cheap, doesn't smell bad and here in the desert it sets up quickly enough that I don't need to use Aileens or any of the thicker glues. I usually pick up a years supply at the back to school sales when it's $0.20 a bottle instead of $1.79 - just makes sense, and I'm cheap<G> I used one of the new bottles the other day because it was handy and I noticed that it dries to a clear high gloss. Last year's crop, and for that matter all of the previous bottles I've used dried to a matte finish that matches the texture of card stock much better. The new stuff is shiny enough to use for instrument glass or tiny windows. So now I'm wondering if Elmers changed their formula or if I need to 'age' the current crop (build a glue cellar?<g>) I still have plenty of the old stuff left - buying it a litre at a time has it's advantages - so it's not a critical issue yet. Is it just me? is it the current glue, or is my old stuff the odd man out and I should be grateful as long as it hold out?