My thoughts exactly!!! Nothing compares to having a rod built around your particular style of casting and fishing. Maybe the initial cost is a little more but you will have a tool that fits you, instead of buying rods and selling them off looking for the right one. The thought of being able to adapt that rod later down the line as a caster progresses is the ultimate scenerio. Its good to know that there are custom rod builders/ desighners like Bob Meiser and Kerry Burkhiemer.
Brian, drowning in newf drewl