I use both old and new radio equipment and I love it all. Both have their quirks and as usual technical needs that require my attention. There are two local hams in our AM group here in Tucson that have bought the IC-7300 and both absolutely love them. The radio does have a couple of issues that evidently can be remedied via software updates. I really hope that Icom or someone can provide an open ended software platform so people can do their own source coding like the older Flex software, PowerSDR. Like Philip, I own and use a Flex, mine being the 5000A/2 which I absolutely love. Every once in a while, it needs to be rebooted which is fine albeit a bit of an aggravation when in the middle of a Q. Then again, if you have older radios like Don & myself where it's been several weeks of non use and little things creep into them, like rectifiers going soft, controls need cleaning etc. All a part of the game, old or new, it doesn't matter. No bias here except where it counts... in the modulator and the final.