Now that I have had the machine a few months, found gold, found silver, used the machine in several states, different conditions, etc. Here is my review:
The machine will find anything the CTX, CZ21, or Excal will find. Its just as deep. I am not convinced I am finding anything those machines won't. However, its much cheaper and much lighter. So yea, its definitely worth getting if you are looking for a new machine. I don't think its worth upgrading unless you really need that lighter machine but that weight can make a big difference, it did for me. I still wish they offered a version with waterproof headphones or a version with no headphones. Otherwise I am happy for now.