I love my affinity twin tip. admittedly im a crap caster 80yds or so with a multiplier but I wouldn't say my distance has increased greatly with the long rod either (well maybe with a following wind). But its the easy use of the rod which sold it for me. Its quite easy to load up with a simple overhead thump and I love the feel of the rod while playing fish. Ive used the affinity teamed up with an ultegra for 5 years now and I cant see me wanting anything else in the future. The only thing that would make me think about changing is getting a rod with the same amount of power and feel but is a hell of a lot lighter to hold in the hand. By the looks of it im sure were on the brink of some rather exciting technology in terms of long rods from the continent.