Too many streams too little time
To each his own but I think if you are open to other options I dould go with either the kraken or the alpha 3 from Allen. Kraken Reel Series - Allen Fly Fishing Store. You can get eother one for 199.00 and you can get 15% off of that if you join the mailing list. They have a great return policy as well. I have both for my switch rods and they are excellent reels.
I'm looking for a reel for a 7 wt switch rod I'm getting I have a limited budget and think I have it narrowed down to either an orvis hydros, a Lamson guru HD (with a full frame) or a galvan rush light which supposedly is the same reel as the torque just not as sexy. I've heard some people talk bad about Lamson but I'm also concerned they may be too light to balance an 11' rod even oversized. Any experiences/recommendations?