Just when I have my Flex Radio 5000A the way I want it, they announed their new Flex 6000 series. It sounds like a great transceiver but costs about $6500 or more. Sure it will be updated via the Flex Radio site automatically and a computer will not be necessay for it's operation, just it's display. Just a few months ago I paid to have the V/U 144, 440 bands unit installed at the Austin, Texas factory and it works very well for me. It reminds me of driving my old Honda, then they come out with a new Honda with XM Radio, GPS directions etc. which I would have to have to keep up with the Jones.
I might sit on this a while until I know it's worth spending that much money and I know I won't get good money for my used 5000A. Oh well, capitalism must go on.