Re: New rod..Check. New reel....
I have had great experiences with the Lamson reels and used Litespeeds for many years and have no complaints. They are very durable, have a great drag system and the spools were a piece of cake to change. The Speedster in my opinion takes the Litespeed to the next level of improvement. I think this reel is a great bang for the buck. Out of the 3 you mentioned this would be my top choice.
However, this past year I started using Hatch reels and can say I love them. I haven't used any of my Lamson reels since discovering Hatch.