I purchased my 9500ix last week to go along with the purchase of a new car. When it came down to buying a new detector it was between the Redline or the 9500ix. I ended up giving the 9500 a shot considering it had GPS, red light camera warning, speed sign warnings, etc... (Plus I like the blue lights on the radar detector with my orange dash and radio lights). For the first few days I was still wishy washy about needing extra features and was very close to sending it back for a straight no BS RD and buying the Redline. I was also not sure how I felt about the auto lock out feature. However, after having it lockout some X Bands and reading in the manual it will unlock a certain area if it is sensing no radar (portable speed signs) I felt a lot better about it. Granted I haven't been warned about speed cameras (not sure if these are even in MA) or red light cameras I am definitely happy with my purchase. So far it has been good for me and I am expecting that to continue down the road.
Also, just a background of my community/community. I like in a community with no commercial (all 1 family residential) and have a 2.2 mile commute to work through that town.
But since I found this forum, I'd still love to grab a Redline.