Sean Fields introduced me to these reels last summer. Knowing the kind of fish he tangles with out on Nauset Inlet, I'm sure the cork drag is up to the test. If I recall, for those of us who are incessant spool swappers there's a little more than a snap to deal with. The same could be said for the swapping spools on the new Bauer MX reels, although I fell in love with them right away and long to own one.
All in all, the explosion of reel options we're enjoying lately sure gives consumers more choices!