I was a ML and Tesoro person. When I started again and needed a detector Tesoro was out of business so I looked to see what ML had. Wanted something simple to start and the Vanquish was what I researched. After looking at everything comparing features i wanted and price of course. I decided that the vanquish was something i would outgrow very quickly having done the hobby previously but the Legend had at least two big advantages right off the bat and that is light and waterproof. Then the ability to run in smf or choose from 5 different frequencies and run in vlf was another .
The more I researched the more features i grew to love like option for waterproof external battery, BT headphones, etc.
Everyone has different preference on what they consider a perfect detector and the Legend seemed to check all the boxes for me and a lot less money than a comparable 800 Nox.
With all the new technology i was concerned that it would be complicated to use as i do not need all the features available that others use, i do not even use the vdi numbers to hunt as i dig almost everything
That was the beauty of it though as it can be a simple turn on and go detector with features as i stated like waterproof, etc, yet has the ability to be customized many different ways using all the features. It can be a turn on and go smf detector like the vanquish but waterproof, or a turn on and go vlf detector, or can be used just as advanced as the ML 800. It is like many detectors in one at a great price.
I had a ML xterra once and that seemed a bit to busy and complicated for what i was doing, this to me anyway seems very user friendly all the way around.
I don’t use half the features on it currently and it was easy to understand, but its nice to know if i ever decided they are available. I think that once you get any machine, get used to it and take the time to learn it, becomes second nature.
If it was easy for me to understand I’m sure you won’t have issues.