I have a year old 950 and I like it better after the update than before the update. The AGC has been fixed (no more pumping); DSP filters are improved and I think the audio has been improved. For the money, the 950 is an excellent radio. Granted it's no 9000DX but for casual operating, digital modes and especially cw, it suits me just fine. I first saw it at Dayton last year and was very impressed with the rig. Purchased in through Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) and am well pleased with the service from the firm.