Well I had a little mishap a few weeks back and rolled up my rod tip in my car window. ...oh how stupid! . Well it was a shimano crucial , I was thinking at least it's got the lifetime warranty. ... i sent the rod back for warranty which cost $60. Never heard back so I called shimano , ended up having to call two times and they made good on the warranty. So I will at least give em credit for that. But I got the replacement today and unfortunately they do not make the same rod anymore. Also noticed the new crucial's do not come with a lifetime warranty anymore but just have a one-year warranty. Well they sent me a MH 6'8" which is what I had , but I what I had was a 'reaction top water' the action of the new rod is totally different and not what I want at all. Had I known I might not have even sent it back and just saved the $60 for a new rod. This new crucial is a fast action, I got a lotta rods with an action just like it, not at all what I like for a top water lure or a jerkbait. I could pretty much take it or leave it with this new rod I'm not impressed at all.. What I would've liked was something like what I had which was still a fast action but with a lot softer of a tip... Well I guess I will look at buying something to replace it..... Any suggestions for a casting rod with a soft tip?