The loss of the clicker and the cast control on the DFS Slammer 665 makes a lot of sense to me. The accu-cast knob gets in the way and causes many people to have trouble adjusting the preset drag control properly. I think it's a bold and wise move for accurate. Clickers are great for trolling or if you aren't attending a reel. If jigging, the reel is always in your hand so why a clicker. This is more of a pure jigging reel. I also like the fact that the little bitty golf ball knob is history. If you haven't tried the new extreme handle, I will tell you that it is a vast improvement. The most comfortable stock handle I have ever used on a reel besides the Large Tiagra's stock handle.