I have a CUI 10' one piece. Amazing fish catching machine.... under 100 bucks
But I have several high end surf rods and reels( $600 to700 outfits) that I love to fish with and distance cast with. In fact last fall most of the pomps I caught were on one of those high end outfits, because it will cast about a 100 yards further than the CUI.
For me it's like going to the grocery store in a ford ranger, or would I rather go in my new corvette? They both get the groceries I think the corvette is more fun.