I agree with you about the reel! However, I have to tell you I buy mine for much cheaper on Aliexpress. They have a great fishing selection and some cool lures on there as well.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KastKin ... autifyAB=0
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KastKin ... f2e5&tpp=1
I use 30# braid and 20 lb mono leader and haven't had any issues. I adjust the brakes once and then only need adjust the tension on lure change out.
The KastKing stealth and the Spartacus are both great reels! I also have two spinning reels and rods. The rods come with two upper sections with different flexing. I have dropped my reels on the rods and I have dunked both of my bait casters in the salt water and immediately rinsed them off with bottled water and I have not had ANY issues with mine yet. I have had mine for well over 10 months now. Not dropped the spinning yet. I have floats on all my rods so I guess maybe I get to complacent and keep letting them go in the water. LOL
Check out the spinning reels also. They are just as good and you can find a good deal on them as well.
Here is one of the spinning reels I have...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KastKin ... 17ad&tpp=1