I’m also a Humminbird fan. I’m running the second gen si units even and can’t complain. I’ve had several different models over the last 7-8 years more or less in the same series (898,998,999,798....) and personally see zero problem with the image. I do believe Lowrance units are generally (slightly) crisper but the lakemaster mapping and ease of use out weighs any advantage Lowrance had for my money. When I update I’ll look at all major brands again but I’m already wishing I had a couple solix units. Again you can’t hardly go wrong and none of them have a bad image period. Mapping should be a big consideration. I recommend get in peoples boats (with permission lol) and checking out the menu system, which is a big plus for Humminbird. At least last time I looked them over.