I have an Okuma "Avenger" and it seems to do alright. I have only had it for six months or so and have done 10-12 local yellows on it. But Setting the standard is the Shimano Baitrunner. I still have "baitrunners" that I bought 15 years ago that I beat the crap out of and still fish them today. The Penn "Liveliner" didn't last even two months and I threw that one overboard... Sucked.
I just wish they would put the bait runner feature on my Stella.
I have most of the bait runner reels from Shimano, most people don't know that they can back spool while in the bait runner mode. The only reason that I use a conventional reel is because of my shoulder, not because the fish can tell the difference.