I am newish to caching, I have been caching since last June. I wanted a inexpensive way to try out Geocacing so I bought the Explorist GC. I have not really tried any other GPS units but I love this one. It is easy to use,comes with preloaded maps, it's paperless and is really accurate. I have 275 caches with this small unit that fits nicely in my camera bag. One day I may upgrade but for now I don't have any reason to. I would recommend it to anyone starting out. If the price of a unit is holding you back grab this unit and get out there. You will not be disappointed.