You have to take the user comments on eHam with a few grains of salt. For every 100 owners who are happy with their radios, there will be 10 who don't like it and it's those 10 who get on the Internet to complain. The other 90 are busy enjoying the radio.
With 294 user comments, the average rating is 4.3. Look at the number of ratings that are 4 or 5 and compare them to the number of low ratings. Also, look at the comments with the low ratings...usually because something failed. So, ask yourself why it failed. Bad power? Bad antenna? Bad installation? Bad operator? Most of the time you don't know the whole story and the guys who complain the loudest usually won't give you the whole story.
The IC-7000 has been in production since 2005. If there were issues with the radio, I have confidence that Icom would have worked them out by now. The people I know with IC-7000s are happy with them.
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