Zim still uses a shillelagh with a spark plug
Preference question stripiere. I like the Penns but as jB noted the drags are definately
smoother on the Shimanos.
I however own both but not the liveliners so I couldn't tell you about them. The shimano baitrunners are nice reels IMO for bait fishing. Very smooth front and rear drag systems. The Penn 704Z series are great for plugging and chunking with as is the larger SS series. The drag isn't as smooth but very functional even under rough conditions.
140 bucks seems like a lot for the 5600