Second up was an FTM-100DR mobile rig, this is now about to be installed in my vehicle. It is a dual band with built-in GPS and APRS capability. The learning curve to use it was steep, especially as I had no experience with digital radios before. Once you get used to it it's a nice radio, and I suggest that you get the programming software as it just makes life so much easier.
Many people have asked me why I chose to go with C4FM instead of DMR or DStar. That's an easy answer. I like Yaesu, and having read all about the hacking and jamming of the DStar and DMR repeaters in Toronto by one individual, and the fact that the one individual managed to have all the DMR & DStar repeaters shut down because of his constant malicious interference, I simply chose to stay away from those modes. Another great feature is that I can use these rigs on analog repeaters as well.
I also looked at the list of C4FM repeaters in Ontario listed on RepeaterBook, and was pleased to see that the current list of C4FM repeaters is twice as large as the other two modes combined.
It was a big learning curve, but I'm looking forward to moving forward with C4FM.