Not a problem on the hijacking, I am kind of interested in a 7wt as well. We can just turn this into the 5wt/6wt/7wt discussion post. I am sure most of us have all read the reviews on the Hardy at Yellowstone Angler and that is what peaked my interest on the new 3M material. Trico, where did you try the Hardy Zenith out around here? LRO doesn't carry them do they?
One more thought, since I seldom fly with my rods (I probably should change that), is there advantage/disadvantage to getting a 2 piece over a 4 piece other than the obvious difficulty in transporting the 2 piece?