I like the older(last year's model) Solstace. I own 8 or 9 of these from the 1000 to 4000 sizes. All of mine came with spare spools, which the new ones do not. The older Solstace reels also had a metal frame where the new ones are compsite. I don't own any of the new Solstace reels, but I love my old ones
If you are fishing for 30#+ fish, stick with the 4000 series reel at a minimum. Any fish bigger than 30# is going to be a real challenge on lighter tackle!