I am looking to make the plunge into a higher end rod. I know the G. Loomis E6X is $100 cheaper than the Megabass Orochi XX Casting Rods but I am wondering if anyone out there has handled both and can help me decide if the $100 is worth it? I have a buddy that swears by the E6X but I have read many great reviews of the Megabass rods. Not sure which direction to go now that I am in a position to upgrade my line up. Any help would be great appreciated.