I'm fairly new to fishing. I've been told that baitcasters are not the way to go starting off. For some reason though I just got to have one. Currently I've been looking at this guy right here. http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2194324&cp=2367824.2291514.2291516.2291577&parentPage=family&searchId=2291516" Edit: For anti spam reasons I couldn't post this as a url. Sorry for the inconvenience. I haven't ran out and jumped on it because of the price tag. I don't mind paying this much but I want to know that I'm getting my money's worth when I do. This thing is suppose to cast with no backlash. It has many different little features on it. Most of which I have no clue what they are. I've been told to go with the magnetic anti-backlash control. That is suppose to make it easier to start off with a baitcaster and even allows you to use them on windy days. However, I have no real experience. What do you guys recommend? Other info: I'll be fishing mainly on the shore. I just want to catch fish. I just enjoy fighting with them. I really don't care what type it is that I'm bringing in.