The funny thing about using my Flex radio is the more I use it, the more I understand some of the criticism of the rig.
For example, the two hours I spent late Saturday night to reset up PSDR from scratch again because it lost all it's settings, the backup was corrupted, and the radio database was corrupted and had to be reset.
As I always say, the truth in all this usually sits between the extremes. It is stuff like that though that wears on an end user when they have done their part to back things up. Fortunately I had recently captured all my settings In a ms word document and was able to put humpty dumpty back together again. Having to do it all from sratch again made me realize how quirky some things are as well.
Any ways, it's the law of how things work, the more troubles you run into the more real the overall picture some have painted becomes.
Lol, and true to its form, after I got it all work, got on the air, ect and shut PSDR down and then restarted it to see if it all was still there, it lost my antenna settings again.
When it all works it's great, when it doesn't it sucks! I can say with some confidence at this point that I won't subscribe to either camp. Flex radios are flawed like most other rigs, they have real issues and yes there are solutions for most except for like what happened Saturday night. Then it's just spending two hours of your life redoing something you have already invested the time in doing once before and no good reason or explanation as to why it happened. I am sure it's my fault though and that I failed to do something when I was supposed to.
Maybe that uncle Rob came over and played with my radio while I was out to dinner. Lol
One more thing before I finish up, I too got caught up in a battle here with a few people and critized them for being on record liking the radio and then not liking it. It takes more integrity to come out and say you changed your mind about something after having more experience with it than it ever will to hide behind ones pride. That in part is what I see with these radios. They are soo cool when you get them, and then the coolness wears off and you get back to just wanting a radio that works without issues. There's nothing wrong in all that or liking it and then not liking it. Keep in mind that there will come a point when most hams will lust after a new radio and not be so happy with their older radio. When we hide behind our pride we do a great disservice to other hams who might like to know about the warts on a particular product before they buy it. To misrepresent the truth when we know it to be otherwise definitely lacks integrity.
I hope everyone will reserve the right to change their views and share them should the occasion arise! That's integrity! That's how we survive as a band of hams!