You will love the E7. I have a couple and am going to get a couple more. I like the shimano rods now. They have come a long way for sure. I have a crucial and a cumara and really like both of them. I may buy another cumara as well. The warranty is very good but just like others it is supposed to only cover craftmanship defects. I also heard that they are going to be going to a send out service for all models below the cumara but i don't know if that is true. Either way you will be very happy with the reel and the rod.