Hasnt been the most user friendly set I have bought, but works OK, I have bought several different VHF and DSC sets over the last few years. I have always liked Raymarine chart plotters and instruments and thought I would try their DSC.
Just like mobile phones, whatever you are used to works for you. I kind of equate Simrads to Nokias- they are very intuative but sometimes dont stand up to the rigours of my lifestyle.
As I am sure you are aware even the sets that advertise they are waterproof often do not handel a RIB, this has not been a problem with the Raymarine. I do feel however that I preferred the Simrad RD68, even with its smaller screen and buttons
Having said that I am looking at ICOM for the new boat, I have kind of neglected ICOM so far and feel it is time to give them a chance, I think quite highly of them but its not until you own one that you really put it through its paces.
In answer to your question- I have no complaints with the Raymarine set, but it did not stand out to me.
Nice idea but to late- Josh fitted the new set today and the boat is under offer, It was online for less than 24 hours and a good offer was made