I don't have any opinions , only hard facts.
In the 1990's until 2008, I sold G Loomis Rods. Bass, trout , steelhead, and various saltwater rods.
I sold every grade, with the IMX,, GLX and GL2 being the most popular, in that order.
I was also an authorized G.Loomis Japan (from Tifa Co., Ltd)...