I think the large majority of folks are going to absolutely love this reel. I’ll admit that it took me a while to get used to a bright-colored reel on my front deck but honestly, I hardly notice it anymore. Regardless of looks, this is one heck of a reel that handles the long- and short-range game really nicely and holds up to abuse beautifully. If you’re looking for a versatile reel that can handle anything you throw at it, I’d strongly suggest getting one of these in your hands. It’ll be on my front deck for a long time.