No not at all and I apologize if you thought anything was directed at you. As i said I agree with everything you said.DigDog -- agree with everything you say here. And I hope you didn't think I was "pushing" the Manticore, or implying that someone should swing a Minelab, vs. any other brand. That was not something I was saying at all, and if it sounded that way, my apologies.
When I said that it would "help us all" to have both improved tonal options AND the on-screen graphics offered by the Manticore, I was saying "help us all" in the sense that it would work well for folks that ARE musically inclined, AND would work well for those who aren't, but instead are more "visual" in how they absorb information. That's what I meant by "help us all." But as you note, this is also a $1600USD machine, which is alot of money, for most of us. And with new NM Legends available at roughly $1000 less, it's debatable whether any improvement to be had, between the Legend, and the Manticore, would be worth that substantial increase in cost. No debate there whatsoever. I understand your point, and many of us don't just have $1600 to flippantly plop down on a new machine, myself included. My apologies if you were in some way offended with my post.
You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.
There are some others though that fall in the category of extreme “fanboys”. Not being mindful and respectful of someone’s detector decisions for whatever reason, be it personal preference, opinions or financial reasons.
I can go on record as saying i like all the brands of detectors. And all detectors have pros and cons. Do i have my favorites, of course, but im not going to put down the others by only posting about its cons and never the pros.
What doesn’t work for me might be great for someone else.
Again nothing directed at you.