Never owned a Yaesu, but given that you can today buy an FTdx-3000 at HRO for $1,700 that might be a better radio to compare to?
I am going to ask flat out for some help here. I have been a ham for 9 years, my first and only radio is an Icom 737. It went out about 2 months ago, due to medical costs and living mostly on Social Security, I am scraping to save enough to buy another radio. I was thinking entirely of an Icom ProIII, I have never played with any Yaesu or Kenwood. My beloved 737 satisfied me. If I could hear them, I could work them. I wanted to get it fixed, but all of the people I talked to about it said it will probably cost as much or more than the radio is worth, so figure it as a brick.
That being said, I can only have one radio. Should it be a 7300 or a ProIII, or maybe the FTdx-3000 of which I know nothing about? I realize my problems do not interest you, but unfortunately I have a hard choice to make, and would appreciate any help you could give.