Thanks for the comments guys.....as I have said, I just use the Pioneer as a novelty item around town....something to look at while the nice stereo in there is playing away. When I actually need navigation help it is Garmin Nuvi to the rescue....I have used Garmins for years and know all their little quirks.....but with Garmin lifetime maps and lifetime traffic alert it is a no brainer to use what I know.
One of the most annoying things I found with the Pioneer is that when you click on a certain POI in the data base it does NOT give you and address or phone number for the business/hotel/restaurant etc....just questionable directions on how to find it. Pretty hard to call ahead if you are on a road trip and need advance information.
I'll use it for what it is........BUT I would NEVER advise anyone to get it as an option.