I bought a used 2014 Hobie Pro Angler 12 yesterday. It was too good of deal to pass up. The Mirage Drive was smooth and easy to operate by hand. I will be back to Mariner Sails to buy some more accessories. I need to take it out a few more times so I can prioritize my "needs."
I don't have experience with the new Mirage Drive, but I'm really happy with my 2014 PA 12. The Mariner Sails guys are great.