I just bought the new shimano stradic the other day, and unlike my other one Im not sure Im too impressed with it. It has new features over the old one, but, the thing I like least about it is it feels like it is grinding slightly when reeling. I should also say that I have not used it yet, However even when I took my last one out of the package it felt like butter. I have always used shimano and never had a problem with them, but, Im not so sure I want to keep this reel, by the way it is the stradic FI 3000. Any one with similar or different views on this reel?