There's always a debate. So watching the Forum's most of the postings tend to hunting old sites for Silver coins, and relics. Than Beach, shallow water. Park hunting rounds it out. Saying a hunter is past the newbie stage. What than makes someone decide on which one is best. The ole Beep & Dig or the newer Computer reliant machines. On the latter there is quite a hand full of successful machines to pick from. Since the fall of Tesoro Analog buzz has almost come to zero. As for me I've stayed with the Ole reliable AT Pro, The dated Garrett Infinium, but feeling the need for a newer powerful beeper I moved up to The Deep Tech Vista X. I'm 71 and my choices probably seem stale, buts they work well for me. In the end for a good hunt, it's up to the hunter to find a good site, have a machine he knows inside and out, and of course a dose of good luck doesn't hurt. Than choice of the different coils opens up another topic.