Great rod at a fair price. A little elbow grease, some warm water and 409 will make that cork look like new. I have the Legend Elite saltwater versions in 6 and 8 weight. Were it not for too many rods in the quiver already, I'd be inclined to get it.
I'm surprised you find the rod too slow; its classified as a med-fast action and I would rate them more on the fast side. Of course, time moves on and many new hyper fast blanks now on the market have moved the needle so to speak.