Just want to share my observations and what I have read on various discussions here about visa 489 state sponsorship.
I do understand that 189 or 190 are much better coz those visas are permanent but I don't understand why some people on this forum, the way they comment about 489 sounds like its the worst visa option.
There are so many people who wants to migrate to Australia but their skills are not in the list so they take all possible ways like student visa which is ridiculously expensive, with limited working hours w/o any assurance of permanent residency after.
So for those who are lucky to have their skills in the list even for 489, be thankful that you have that option. Be contented and be happy with the opportunity!
DIBP makes it harder and harder to migrate to Australia as time goes by so its up to you all if you want to let go of the chance. I will not be surprised if in the coming years applying 489 will be tough as well.