I am new to the world of Salt Water Generators (SWG). What I know so far is what I have read from the different manufacturers and learned from your pool school. At this point, I like many others would like to see (in one place, perhaps this thread) what other users are experiencing with their SWG's. It would be cool if there were a rating system too. This way those of us who use them can let those of us who do not know what is best based on personal experience.
I for one am waiting on a SolarChlor Max (up to 25k gals). I am excited to try this as it requires no electricity from the power grid and guarantees it will work on cloudy days too. It has a boost feature where you can add salt to boost the chlorine output. I also like that it works independent of the pump. I have had pools in the past and kept them crystal clear with the 6 way kit from Wal-Mart and chlorine. My GF and I like the way the salt water feels and the taste is tolerable so we decided to give it a go. Here is the link to their website (easy to find): http://solarchlor.com/index.htm . You need to look under the new products tab for now as last I checked that was where the solarchlor max was.
We first bought a chlorease from Namco. I would not recommend this unit as it has a flimsy attachment arrangement and too many external pieces. The CL02 seems a better option as it does away with one of the clunky pieces, but still uses the same housing with the flimsy mounting system (I broke mine way too easily). In particular, they use plastic with metal screws and the plastic is not a solid piece, but rather a honeycomb type of structure (lack of better explanation). Look at one and you will know what I mean. We returned ours for a full refund (thanks Namco for good customer service). They lack an easy to find website so here is a link to the thread here about them: chlorease-t530.html.