It can be quite confusing. If you count all the different companies that make detectors, than count all their different models, well that's a load to go through. The parks, schools I hunt rarely see anyone else out there. I'm thinking the cashless era has really hurt the replenishing of these sites. I just came back from a busy beach on the east coast. Not only not was it not busy, couple mornings I was the only hunter in sight. Fines were about normal because , few other hunters around. Why, because everything bought is by credit card or by swipe ing your phone. I do hear the guys hunting the southern beaches are still having some fun though. I have no idea how the relic and gold hunting is going. These guys tend to keep quiet and I don't blame them. So this is only what I see going on in my area. Hope it's not as bad everywhere else.