I sent my Baker 12 back in to have the push button shifter installed. After receiving it back and having a little time to pull and crank on it, I have come to the conclusion that the reel is much better off. I just need to get it on the water to do some real life testing. Here are some pictures... After having some time with the reel I really think that have a release on both sides is going to be beneficial. It is very easy to locate without looking. John Baker did a great job with this new design and can't wait to see what he comes up with in the future.