Very well played. This gave me one hell of a chuckle.
the only thing that's not going to change is that you don't like baitcasters and you think they're inferior but they're not. I bought a tern 400 that I've been using all season and I love that thing I just bought a HX raptor that I'm eager to get a big fish with and although I love baitcasters does not mean that I hate round reels. You on the other hand seem to be annoyed that baitcasters are the new thing.
And I'll repeat myself again. Baitcasters are just as capable as around reels and they are here to stay, they are the new normal .
Well down here they are extremely popular and they can do anything that a so-called "proper boat reel" can do..... Oh but you're wrong again.
I don't hate low profile reels, just for boat applications. I use smaller Lew's bass reels for shore plugging for Lingcod & Rockfish, THAT is where they are superior to round reels. Casting control, light weight, ease of use, make them the best at this type of fishing. They will be around on boats, especially for those who want more of a challenge, but I'm not annoyed because they really aren't the "new thing or normal", up here they were a phase that many anglers got past.
For all the round reel comments I have a torium 20hg just thinking about adding a lexa or tranxYou may be a total baddass with a low profile, my hat goes off to you, but I still suggest you do a comparison. The difference will be obvious.
As for the "new normal", a few years ago I used to see folks show up on the party boats with Lexas & Tranx, but rarely now, I went thru the same evolution myself, and have friends that their Tranx collects dust now.
You're right about one thing, I don't throw iron.The komodo's have a clicker too. If the old timer from Nor-cal searches "best iron reel" and sees the overwhelming majority of replies come back with Tranx 500 his head might explode. But arguing over a fishery you don't participate in is its own kind of pointless