Hello all. I am new here and hope I am not asking a stupid question but here goes.

The 2011 St Croix rods have a new resin compound and are getting pretty good reviews. My question is - does the new resin compound make enough difference between the 2010 rods and the 2011 to warrant making sure I get a 2011 model or is the difference very small and really noticeable only to a very experienced caster - which I am not?

Thanks for your opinions.