In my case I believe I got caught in the hype.
I always loved the PO -Cal.2500, but I never liked the SMP-especially hands and bracelet.
After buying I couldn't glue with it so I moved it.
The same hype caught me with Grand Seiko.
Everybody is raving about quality.
And while the quality is there, I find GS kind of bland.
I blame these forums for both.