1) What detectors you have purchased in the past couple of years?
In order of purchase: Garrett AT Gold, White's TDI SL SE, Minelab GPX 5000 and Gold Monster 1000.
2) Where you happy with your purchase(s)?
Yes. I got the AT Gold because I thought I would like coin and relic more and as a first detector I did not want to invest a ton of money and find out I did not like detecting. Well I did like it and quickly found out I loved nugget shooting and prospecting so I got the TDI SL SE. It handles mineralization so much better than VLF's and I really liked not digging so many "ghost" targets and hot rocks. The GPX was used and a deal I could not pass up, my son uses and loves it. This year I got the Monster and am having a blast finding lots of small gold.
3) Have you had to do a warranty claim on it, how'd that go?
Yes, the Monster had an issue so I contacted Minelab and they took care of me. I'm very happy with their service.
4) If you had your time again would you still buy those detectors or do you regret it?
No regrets, each purchase served a purpose. If I had known how much I was going to like prospecting/nugget shooting I might have skipped the AT Gold but it served its purpose and I don't regret getting it.
5) Do you still use any of your other detectors, if so why?
I sold the AT Gold to help fund the Gold Monster purchase so no to it but I do still use the TDI SL. If I could pry the GPX out of my son's grasp I would use it too lol.
6) Your favourite detector of all time?
In my opinion each detector I own has an area it is better than the others in, so my favorite is the one that best fits what I need to do in that particular area. Right now the area I'm in it is small gold in medium soil, so the Monster is getting the most use.