I've been contemplating buying a radar detector for some time now. Just recently, I joined this forum and have been thoroughly researching RDs. While the top 3 detectors sound great, the only thing that concerns me are encounters with instant-on and lidar. It really sounds like you're done for if you get hit by one of these. I guess the point I'm trying to make is, despite these two setbacks, is it really worth it to get a detector, and how do you guys go about avoiding those two deadly instances? I just don't want to drop $300 and then get nailed by an instant-on, which with my luck, would probably happen within the first week of buying a detector. So if any of you experienced RD users could give me your two cents, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.