Like KK5JY said, it's all about what you want. The 590SG & 7300 are both fine radios. A year ago to the day, I purchased the 590SG Anniversary Edition sitting here next to me. I went through the reviews of everything multiple times, 7300, FTDX3000, FT991A, 590SG, etc. I realize SDR is the future, however I wanted a radio without a screen. I've been around computers and software long enough to realize that what seems "state of the art" at the moment will quickly be relegated to the dustbin and likely, unsupported. I view the purchase of a transceiver as a long-term investment. My mind kept circling back to "what will the availability of the touch screen on the 7300 be in 10 years?". I prefer buttons anyway. In my profession, we use a specialized device with a touch screen. The failure rate of these supposed "rugged" devices is abysmal, on the order of 60%. Did I mention I'm not a fan of touch screens? Unless I have a major component failure or lighting strike, I'm sure my 590 will be purring along just fine 10 years hence. If you must have a panadapter, interfacing one of the inexpensive RTL devices or an SDRPlay RSPx is very easy to do with the 590. I would certainly make your purchase this weekend or on the coming "Cyber Monday". HRO has some good transceiver prices right now.