Gerry, you should check out Alan Hawk's website before you decide. He did an extremely complete review with excellent pictures of the Clash model above the one you are thinking about just last January, and found some issues that would make me pause. The Azores 55 is at the top of his current quality/value list for "Best General Use Saltwater Reels Under $150."
I took his recommendation and bought the Fin-Nor Lethal 100 and Lethal 60 last summer, and am very satisfied. They are both the reel equivalents of Humvee trucks, not smooth like my Shimano spinners but insanely tough. Bluefin tuna to 50 pounds, caught as quickly as on any of my single speed conventional reels. And absurdly inexpensive.
You have my great respect, John. I sell a lot of Penn reels every week, and think that they are an outstanding manufacturer. I have a lot of respect for Alan Hawk too, and think that the issues that he brings up, with photographs to prove his points, is the single major factor driving the improvements that are being made in spinning reels by all of the various manufacturers.
Nobody in business likes to have problems pointed out, either design or production issues or marketing department exaggerations. But smart companies (and Penn is now a really smart company, completely different from a decade ago) keep looking for ways to be even better.