I don't own a metal detector yet - unless you count a magnet tied to a stick. But I think the Gold Digger would be a good thing to start with. It looks decent, it has trash discrimination, it apparently finds coins up to 6" deep, and it's a good price. After using this for a while, I plan on switching to something bigger, like an Ace 150 or maybe 250. Does anyone own a Gold Digger? Is it any good?