I feel your pain, the markup on the "waterproof" GPSs is insane! I was reluctant for so long and relied on either a pocket atlas or my cellphone GPS to get me around. This is fine and dandy (because we used to have to do this) but it takes so much time to draft a route then put it in a map case etc... I really like my setup now. Have it in the touratech lockable mount so I don't have to worry about theft as much, it was just so much money so it took a while.