When money is on the line you need a reliable motor. That being said when they have all the bugs worked out on them it should be a great motor. No other engine on the market makes the torque the g2 does.
That is so true Brad, many haters now against the G2, but I have ridden in several and just hearing the dock talk. I am a huge Mercury fan, but the new G2 has tons of torque, fuel efficient, and doesn't look like designed in 1950's. Several problems, but most are little computer issues that will get worked out. Give it a year or two. I guarantee when the other companies redesign their engines to catch up they will have teething issues too. That said I'm pretty loyal to Mercury still.