I've had two brand new minn Kota edge hand control motors and both have given me problems with the fifth gear working properly. Thinking about buying a new one but haven't really used one too often throughout my years. The ones that I have had have -to me- been a pain. Having to twist the handle then steer and reel leave me lacking proper bait retrieval. Looking at a v2, this one eliminates the cable and has a smaller power cord. Never used a foot controlled motor before. I was looking for the crowds input on this. Anyone ever had problems learning to maneuver these things the v2 in particular?