Thank you so much for your reply -- it clears up why you do not like the reel, and now I understand why.
I do not like sending reels back either, as I've had to send 3 Newells back for issues internal to the reel itself. I do agree with your concerns. I do not know about the binding issue you mention with T'mater's reel. I have two (2) Avet's which operate flawlessly, so I do not have this issue. However now that you've brought it to oue attention I will look out for it! As far as Penn goes -- I've never had issues with them out of the box.
Again, I thank you for communicating in a more clearer manner.