For one I'm always open to trying new products and Inner Redneck likes new toys. I've been fishing with this Ming Yang CL60 for a month or so now and really like it. If your thinking about one of these don't think you are getting an Abu Garcia or Shimano for a third the price. The Ming Yangs are a very good reel at a very pleasing price. They cast very well and the clicker is loud. Also the drag is smooth. What matters most is that if someone asked me if I would recommend one I would in a heart beat.