So I like the three color options of the Alinco, but I don't trust that one as much as the others for some reason. Also it doesn't look like I can do 2m on both channels, right? So I think that one is out..
I know what I'm doing with the 8800, and that may actually weigh a little here... however the Kenwood seems pretty solid, and the buttons are backlit according to this thread http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?t=198342
so I'm tempted to go with the Kenwood... anyone have any experience with that one?