Don't let the ABU haters fool ya most of them have not owned one in the first place and go by just hear say. The ABU pro max can be bought on Ebay from $50 to $70 and is a great reel. I bought my son 8 of them and he has had no problems at all and I paid more for the Revos and have had to send 2 back for repairs. If you are fishing fresh water this is a great choice but not for salt water use.
Ive repaired plenty of Pro Max's, even bought one off ebay that was mis built (not put together right). So I wouldnt say they are that great. They are a decent reel for the money but with the all graphite frame they will flex and that can cause issues with the gearing. Oh almost forgot, repaired/cleaned one of my buddys pro max's that a screw inside the reel came off or was not put in correctly. So thats 2 mis built Pro Max's ive seen.