I just received a new FTdx101D to replace my old Drake TR5 which was showing it's age . Yes, there is a learning curve on this rig. But after several weeks of reading the manual and playing with the control, everything starts to fall into place and you really start to enjoy it. I had several question sent to Yaesu customer support by email and was surprised how quickly they answered the questions. One thing I noticed right off about the FTdx101D was captured in the most recent article in QST about Big Brother FTdx101MP, "your station should be well lighted to see the controls" . In an average lighted room, most controls are hard to see. I even kept a flashlight to read the writing on the small controls, even in daytime. The controls are easy to read when you shine a light directly on them, but I did not want a brightly lit room while on during the night. I worked out a solution by going to Office Depot and found this very thin led light that attaches to the table. There are several bends you can point the light at the best angle which creates no glare to the eyes at night. I never need any additional light at night to see the controls. The thin light hardly puts out any heat and the small transformer is at the plug.