Newbie here from central Massachusetts (North Brookfield), some 20 miles west of Worcester, and 75 miles west of Boston. Think almost dead center of the state.
I've been researching my purchase of my first RD (for more than a week; my eyes hurt), and the forums here have been most informative (thanks to all). I would not have thought there would be such an enthusiastic forum for something as a task-specfic as a RD !
I'm tech savvy, so I've decided with the V1 in my car. My wife doesn't drive that much, and I think (actually, I KNOW) the new 9500ix would be the one for her (that was a similar situation in more than one thread I found), but I can only get one at a time, so my car wins out first! A bit later on I'd like to get a jammer for my daily driver.
My driving is mixed, but more than once a month do some highway time.
By the way, I'm impressed with the level of expertise of many members in the overall world of detectors. You guys (and gals) rock!