I am asking for input on the transceivers themselves.
Please do not hijack this thread further and attempt to impose what you think I am looking for. Thank you.
With all due respect, you are not giving us one single solitary shred of help in terms of what else you are looking for in a radio. Do you have a budget in mind? I already suggested the Icom line of radios, but the ones with USB connections run from about $1700 to over $10,000. Are there other specs you are looking for? I mean the computer just provides the interface, but it is the radio that does all of the "heavy lifting".
If you are just going to give us a fairly generic question with no other qualifications, then you shouldn't be surprised when you get answers all across the board. If you don't like someone's answer (like this one for instance), then just ignore it, but don't call someone out when they are just trying to determine what your ultimate goal is.