I was very close to ordering a vexilar, until I did a little research I started hearing guys talk about graphs and how much better they were.. before then I didn't even know what these were and they are very new to me. Still are. Keep in mind I don't fish very deep at all. Occasional walleye mostly panfishing 30ft or less.. when I started doing my own research I came across The Lawrence hook five ice machine and because graphs were so confusing this seemed like a good way to go because it's already set up and ready to go. I don't have to go by this or that and complete a project.... Someone explain this stuff to me PLEASE!! Good unit? Anything better out there for under $400? WHAT DO I GET???? Am I better off with this on the long run than I would be with one of those old fl-18s From the videos I watched this thing has the chart and a flasher option that seems like it blows the old flasher out of the water. Is it that simple?