*BTU -- I like that!
I bought my 62S from REI a couple of years ago, brand new in the box for $279. That was a great price at the time. I've seen them at Academy over the holidays for $199. If I were in the market for a new unit right now, I'd look hard at the Oregons... but not sure which one I'd go with.
Most of the "geocaching friendly" units -- that support "paperless" caching (ie you can read cache descriptions, hints and logs right on the unit) have a "field notes" function. It remembers which caches you found during the day, along with any notes you made about the find. You then connect the GPSr to your computer at the end of the day and upload the notes to GC.com. They show up on your account as Field Notes. You still have to go through and complete the logs for each cache and submit them, but it makes keeping track of your finds much easier. Some power cachers will upload their field notes to GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife -- a geocaching database program) and use a macro on there to auto-publish all their logs. Easy-peasy!
Bottom line is, things have evolved quite a bit since the early Etrex days!
Edited by HoustonControl, 14 April 2014 - 03:14 PM.