It took me a while to convert, but I wouldn't go back now. Sometimes tricky to touch the screen where you want when bouncing around, but so much more versatile and easier to use than buttons and menus. Garmin 5008.
i went for the garmin 4008 because was warned off touch screen on a rib, due to the screens not being that hard waring there are some good hybrid ones out there now worth looking at it's a lot of money to be dissapointed
My current demo rib the Parker 750 Baltic is fitted out with the very latest navigation equipment from the Simrad range. ie Simrad NSS12 touch screen GPS Chartplotter, 4 G Broadband radar , StructureScan etc. The rib will also be used as a demo rib for Navico UK for the promotion of the Simrad range.
I have not used the touch screen before so too early for me to comment as i have only had the rib for a short time and only just getting used to it. it is very simple to operate and for sure can be used on an open rib.
if you are very interested in the touch screen then i can only suggest you contact Simon Claxton at Navico UK and find out when the next demo is planned for.