I will follow this necropost (a almost 1,5 year dig-up..) after all, this subject is still interesting
IC-718 is a outdated but cute radio without any fuzz, it's inbetween stationary and portable, a dream to operate but lacks some functions that a base trx may or should have.
I sold mine and missed it for a while, until i bought a IC-7200, stupid me sold that too...and now i miss that radio too
I bought a FT-950 and like it a lot, although i still longing for a IC-7200, the ease of operation, the no-fuzz, the USB-interface, the ruggedness (to the looks..) i want my IC-7200 back!!
the performance is similar between IC-7200 and FT-950, the old IC-718 is out of the leauge here.
If you can live with the small face of IC-7200 you will have a [insert hot place here] of a receiver and a dream rig for running CW all at a nice pricetag.
If you never go CW and already have interfaces to the computer and just want a big VFO-knob on a cool looking performer, the FT-950 is right for you, but the pricetag is a bit higher.
If i were to choose just one rig, right here, rigt now, for the rest of my life it would be the IC-7200, sorry Yaesu
(Forgive me for my sometimes strange english, it's not my native language so..)