I started buying kastking baitcasters for myself and spincasters for my wife about 3 years ago. Found they compare favorably to shimano and abu in the 1000-3000 range at less than half the cost. Use them for inshore and near shore and am impressed with their durability. Have not tried the rods yet as I hesitate to have one shipped by Amazon . I’d be interested to know how they hold up in the medium heavy size
I had bad experience with the Megatron spinner, drag knob went bad twice for the same reel. But I understand sometimes the odd product will have its defect. In all fairness to Kastking, they replace/fix your reels once it's under the warranty period, which is good. I even got one of my reels replaced free of cost. Still have that one a few years later.