I've been using a red 8500 x50 for 2 years now, and both of my room mates use the same detector. We all love them, when our friend showed us the new 9500i we went nuts! This appears to be the coolest detector on the market, everyone hates false alarms! So after drooling over it for about a week my girlfriend offered to get it for my for my b-day. This is comming up very soon, and after reading some posts on here I am worried that the 9500i won't perform as well as my 8500 x50. I don't know if this is one of those situations where the only time people post about the product is when they have a problem with it, or if everyone is having problems. Generally people only post to complain, never to praise... I am hoping this is one of thos situations because I have been looking forward to this detector for a while.