I respect and do not criticize any particular brand of RD. I owned the original Escort and Passport from Cincinnati Microwave- back in the days- and I have owned several (now obsolete) models of Bel. My last few and current RD is the Valentine1 with/pop. Its just a preference. We all buy our models according to our likes, needs, and preferences. I dont know that much about RD's so I rely on word of mouth and of course the RD reviews I read. I am sure all brands do the job you expect and thats why we have several companies competing for our bucks. No brand is perfect and some are quite costly- ok ok - over priced- but in the end if you are comfortable with your brand then more power to you and happy motoring. I would like to see more (other than every 5 yrs) RD comparison tests.