I would have to agree about the Galvan.
I have be though a plethora of reels in the last 3 years and as a guide I am getting ready to go all Galvan. Quality is awesome, price is better.
I have had a T-8 for 6 months now and I can not say one bad thing about it.
If its too rich for you I would look at a tfo bvk series reel.
These are my current reels.