I don't really see anything as being shot down. Inches per crank doesn't really equate to ease of handle turning. Those that were around pre-BD may remember a Trinidad vs Accurate test of cranking power. The Trinidad with more line per crank killed it. I'm definitely an Okuma fan, but did like what I saw in the VISX series. I'm waiting for my 16 that was on backorder when my wife ordered it, and I just ordered a 20 that'll arrive next week. I don't get the free time to do long trips yet so I won't really be able to report on cranking power on large fish. My plan for the 20 is to use it for dropper looping and trolling for wahoo.