Our second Polaris 280 in less than 2 years has bit the dust. We are going to get a robotic cleaner but reading all the posts and reviews has made me more confused. Many of the posts go back about two years and I'm hoping that there has been improvements in design, and maybe cost, in the two years. It looks like the S300i has made a big impact on a number of people, but is there something that has come out since then that's even better? I know some people seemed to be skeptical of the Aquabot Elite, but is it as good as promoted? If you have a relatively new robotic cleaner WITH remote that you love can you tell me what you love about it? I'm up for recommendations and frankly if I have to spend in the neighborhood of $1000, the difference to $1150 or $1200 isn't really going to be any more painful than $1000. Please let me know what you love. Our pool is about 20 x 42, freeform, pebbletec, saltwater and goes from 3.5 to 8.5 feet deep. It has a large ledge for grandkids on one end and steps down from that to the shallow end. There is a swim out in the deep end. Thanks in advance.