It's time for me to upgrade my 7 weight spey and wonder how the Platinum Series and the 7132 in particular compares to what I think is the gold standard in this class...the 7136 Z-Axis. I haven't even touched one yet, but wonder if anyone has given it a test drive? I love the Beulah Switch and can't wait to test cast this new offering. If it loads and casts similar to the Sage, I won't mind saving $225. I read it's suppose to load deeper and is lighter with new scrim, which should translate into a good Skagit caster. I like the asthetics of the Beulah too, but for pure value, the Echos are pretty nice.