Since it comes with cable steer, which most of you prefer then there should be no downside to it like the terrova or ulterra. Once you start using the spot lock or follow a contour line or retrace your path, you'll never want another trolling motor.
The price is steep but so is alot of other equipment. I would love power poles or a talon but that's not going to happen so spotlock will do close to the same thing. Granted not as stealthy but it will suffice but when you are in deep water...nothing compares