Originally Posted by Trawlerdude
I have no relationship with the manufacturer other than owning the same model unit being bashed over one individual's misconceptions in various online venues including the manufacturers' support forum. The moderators of that forum are very helpful and don't deserve the abuse. Those of us who performed significant research and installed the units with accordant expectations also don't deserve the distraction to the moderators.
With all due respect, none of us are here to address what is going on with the moderators of another forum. Per your statement, he's bashing there and here and you're following him here to bash him. You just joined and all you've posted is to bash him.
Here, he's simply expressed an opinion. I see nothing he said here that was unreasonable. I understand his point, although don't agree with it. Most have preferences based on what they are use to. There is no such thing as a "best electronics." It's all about preferences. I've used Transas, Maxsea, Furuno, Garmin and to a lesser extent Raymarine. I haven't used Simrad. Chose not to even though the builder recommended it. I've found them all to have quality products today and each has had their little issues at various times. If he's upset because Furuno doesn't use Navionics, then so be it. Then after being so, just get over it. Buy something else next time or adjust to what you have. As the topic of the thread is "Choosing Electronics" I would expect to see some praise and negative throughout. Often our individual opinions are skewed by one experience and sometimes even about what we were told and therefore chose against a brand. The value here is that we get such a variety of opinions including those feeling very strongly pro and con. This is an area of constant change and whoever is "best" today will probably not be six months from now.