Back to the OP's original question, it is one that I have been wrestling with myself. I have a ham setup and I do already have a Sony 7600gr that I keep at my weekend cabin. I would like another portable for use at home and when traveling since I know if I bring the one at the cabin home then I will forget to take it with me and it is one of my main forms of entertainment out there, especially in the warm months. It is great to sit outside in the evenings working the bands and listen to the hams.
The Sony is a very fine radio, I have used it on both the whip and about a 20 meter wire to listen to SW broadcast from all around the world, as well as lots of ham activity from Japan to S. America. Never had any problems with it overloading when on the wire antenna. Lack of a tuning wheel is not a real problem for me, I have found the fine and coarse buttons, along with the fine-tuning wheel for SSB, to do everything needed.
I have come very close to buying a second Sony but both the Tecsun and Sangean have been tempting me with their more modern features, nice display and user interface. I don't know that either of them has that much better reception than the Sony, you can find lots of evidence on Youtube and the forums both ways. I do like the solid Japanese/Sony build and quality.
Anyway, if you are only going to have one radio and if you do travel or have a second place where you might want to use it, the Sony would be a fine choice.