I own a 7300, preordered and Day 1'd a 9700, and do also happen to have a 703 that I love very much (and sometimes prefer over the 7300 for listening and digital!) I preordered a 705 ten minutes after HRO put the preorder page up. Extremely excited. It's not _meant_ to be a desktop rig. If you can't find 1,000 uses for a 160-through-70cm 10watt SDR that fits in a day pack, has a microUSB on the side for control and audio, and takes HT batteries, you're not thinking hard enough. Even a few watts is p l e n t y to work local repeaters if your station is solid; mine will be either scanning machines or parked on 50.125 with the squelch up listening for those sweet openings, freeing up the "big rigs" for operation on other bands. If you don't care about HF voice, and like the deedles and beeps, 10 watts will be a perfectly fine primary rig with even a mediocre antenna. Saves on PSU spend, too. I will say that I frowned a bit with the lack of tuner, but I guarantee you LDG will come out with a cute little snap-on tuner. I'd also be happy with just throwing a tapped L and a small air variable C in a Bud box and having a lil' L network tuner for the field. I also have one of those MFJ "big stick" 17ft base loaded verticals that I've kitted out with a nice radial set and a telescope tripod. It dips SWR just fiiiiiine.