I think I'm bitter because I was with my son trying to do it all and didn't notice it until I went to go drop a ball down and had no display.
One of those....you don't know until you know sort of things.
Try this - Buy a line counter reel. Pretend you're gonna use it for mooching - you know, the kind you do out at Point No Point, not the kind where you dodge paying for gas on your buddy's boat. Use that reel for downrigger fishing on the Scotty when the counter takes a shit. Most of us with the high speeds have had one or more of those things go out, and it's a bitch, but doesn't have to ruin your day.