There's no shortage of treetops almost all the places I fish. Probably 3/4 of the time I just let the boat drift into the treetops. The times I need to anchor I just throw a lasso over a branch and tie off on a cleat. The (very) rare times I fish where there aren't any treetops to drift or tie to, the water's too deep for any kind of pole.
I think non-power poles would be more of a hassle than they'd be worth. At least for me they would.
I think power poles would be nice to have if you have the money. I'll never buy one or a pair, I've no need or desire, even if I had the money, and I don't.
9x19mm--Anything bigger is statistically insignificant.