Personally, I pretty much agree with the review, except that the menus are not that bad. I have an 891 as my 1st HF radio, and once you have it for a few weeks, the menus are easy to get used too. I don't usually play around with the DSP or notch filer without a PC connection, but it is doable. For a mobile/portable radio, for the price, weight and size, plus the 100w output, it's a very hard radio to beat. I've certainly pulled off some decent DX with the DNR, and the TCSH (Triple Conversion, Super Heterodyne) receiver is about as good as you can get without being an SDR. Though I might be biased, the 891 will always hold a special place in my heart, despite its' flaws and quirks. Also a very good radio for digital, though keep it under 40w without additional airflow and the head unit removed. It can get quite toasty, though saying that, I did push it to 70w on FT8 once, it shrugged it off like a champ! Certainly a great starter radio, to keep around for portable once you decide to upgrade, and it'll be there when your fancy SDR radio is giving you issues.