I don’t think I have ever purchased a new detector that did not require a learning period. The Deus 2 has so many programs and so many settings that it will require a longer learning period. This is my first Deus. I have about 20-25 hours on it now and have gone from frustration to excitement at the potential this detector represents. People dumping it? Glad to hear it! There is heavy competition for targets here in Florida. The fewer people around me have this detector, the happier I will be. I have about 50 years experience in metal detecting at this point. Someone with less experience and less interest in the technicalities will have a longer period of frustration learning this detector Before they realize the potential. So far, I have used this detector about 50% of the time on salt water beaches, and 50% in parks. As I have learned the detector I have become more and more impressed with it. It kicks a$$ on the beach. About equal in depth to my Whites TDI but with reliable ID and iron discrimination. IMO better than my Equinox 800, which is no slouch on the beach. I went to an area in a park near me today that I know to be very challenging due to the large number of rusty beer bottle caps, pull tabs, and crushed aluminum screw caps, not to mention the large electrical transformer that drives my Nox crazy. The first thing I saw when I walked up to the area was a bunch of filled-in holes where someone had recently detected. Well, I was looking for a challenge, I got one! Found a quarter right off the bat not far from the previous detectorists work. I spent 2 hours detecting an area about 25x100 ft and found 5 quarters, 6 nickels, 10 dimes, 22 pennies, and a quarter-sized token. I refused to dig any deep zinc targets of which there were probably around 10. Yes, I was cherry picking coins only. Yes, I got fooled twice. Both were large bolts that I would have bet were quarters. I dug some other junk but I was pretty sure they were junk before I dug them due to the jumpy numbers and/or the junky sound. The Deus 2 passed what I consider to be a pretty stiff test with flying colors in this trashy parking area. So, please lose patience with your new Deus and sell it before you realize what a winner it is. Hopefully to someone in another state!