Just spoke to one of the tech' guys at the Lowrance distributor in Sydney, said he was also a kayak fisherman but avoided forums due to negativity!! Can you believe that??
Back to something useful.
Regarding fish ID, said the fish are represented as a "blob" of feedback rather than the sounder going "Oh that's a fish and I'll turn it into a fish symbol". So it's a matter of learning what to look for. As I said I never have the fish symbols turned on so that works for me.
Regarding saltwater performance being inferior to fresh, he said that wasn't the case with dual frequencies available to suit either situation. There is little to no Australian Lowrance literature/video showing DSI and the available American vids show freshwater use typically as submerged trees make for good marketing images. Understandable. I can see the submerged snags in estuaries will look good on this.
I think I'm sold and will look to get hold of the Elite 4x DSI in the near future. Would be worth getting some images with saltwater use if other members can do that for reference in the meantime.
Yak PB's. LT 110cm, Spanish 105cm, Spotty 93cm, Snapper 65cm, Grassy 53cm, Flathead 70cm, Tailor 41cm, Jew 70cm,