I actually agree with Tom 100%. He’s not talking absolutes here on which AP is the best fit and I think associating each AP with a plane value may be slightly off but mostly correct. For example I used to own a PA28-180 that would fall right there in line with the $30k plane mentioned. It had an ancient wing leveler that I’m convinced was actually programmed to teach people barrel rolls. So essentially zero AP. As basic of a panel as you could get. Narco radio with CDI / glide slope The Trutrack would have been an awesome addition to this plane. It’s not really a traveling plane but that AP would be viewed by the vast majority of pilots as a high end upgrade for a plane with those capabilities. Currently I own a Saratoga that’s not far from the $150k plane that is the other example. I’ve got dual G5’s and an IFD 550. Currently good functioning century 41 AP with auto trim. The G5’s provide gpss to the AP and it’s a beautiful thing. If my Century 41 went Tango Uniform would you suggest that the Trutrack or the GFC 500 would be a more appropriate replacement, all things considered? Maybe the thing that struck a nerve with you was applying these AP’s based on plane $ value rather than capability and expected use. However, considering those factors often have a direct relationship I still see his points as very valid for the majority of pilots. Nothing against the Trutrack. It’s got its place and from what I understand fills a niche that needed filling.