The rod you've got sounds ideal - you won't be disappointed with it. For a first cane fly rod you've hit the jackpot. Don't be too self-congratulatory though - I promise you there will now commence an endless quest for others, which can get quite expensive.
We must have posted at the same time. I am bloody delighted with it. I have a much older split cane 9' with intermediary whippings and agate eyes (ooh get me with the jargon!) that is heavier and slower than this little beauty. I had feared it was the norm for 'boo rods but it seems not.
I'm assuming that the Featherweight Scottie in any given length is lighter in overall weight / mass than a non-FW one? Is it also whippier / tippier? Better for dry fly? Or just easier to fish all day and not get tired? Pros and cons of Featherweight?