Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
If I see the Scandinavion played against my e4, I feel confident of a win.
Really? Any particular line or reason? In my games against it I don't normally get much more than a slight advantage from the opening.
(In answer to the initial poster: it's one of the few openings with an early queen sortie that is pretty much alright, imo, and surprisngly safe in my experience. The exchange of central pawns makes the opening stage simpler for black, although he will still have a space disadvantage and slight lag in development. But I'm no expert, especially on the potentially more complex 2. ... Nf6 line.)