After reading thousands of posts, I've finally realized there is no universal 'best' detector. As many of you have already said 'user specific'. I've been tossing around the 8500, X50 and RX65, because they score very well on tests. Well I live in a place where laser and photo radar are the primary means of speed enforcement. Photo is not really an issue, because the vehicles used are so obvious. Detectors are legal, so no need to fear Spectre III, and I don't think POP is being utilized (please correct me if I'm wrong). The only people using radar, are the RCMP, and I don't even know what bands they use. I appreciate all feedback.