it's been over a year now and i must say my penn captiva live liner 4000 has performed better than expected. for $70 i got a super smooth reel with a great drag.paired with a 7' zebco medium rhino rod and 6# test stren, i have caught every thing from carp to steelhead. i really like the bait runner aspect of the reel. has anybody else used this reel? if so i would like to hear your comments.