Since it seems that all everyone wants to buy is a cheap - handheld radio, and the only thing people wants to talk about is cheap handheld radios, I will take a stab at going in the opposite direction.
The Kenwood TS 590 was released almost 4 years ago...
It is a all mode 100 watt SSB, CW, FM / 25 watt AM transceiver.
It features a built in antenna tuner that actually talks to you in CW.
It will tell you K - for a good match, and bad - if it is a bad match.
It will tune most any 50 ohm antenna system with less than a 10:1 match.
It features DSP technology including both upconversion and downconversion.
I would have to say that it is probably one of the easiest, most sophisticated radios you will ever own.
I have found it's tuner to be very sensitive and it's audio to have a lot of punch with the processor turned on - with the standard hand mic.
It features a display that includes a built in SWR / Watt meter.
Its very own sound card, no more messing around with Signalinks.
Two antenna ports, 3 memory frequencies for each band.
Programmable channels in memory.
Its built in Noise Blockers, Noise reduction, IF Filters, Notch filter is second to none.
The old adage - you can't work them unless you can hear them is the very precept that this radio was designed around.
With a very quiet receiver, it is enjoyable to listen to this transceiver, even in a very noisy environment.
Its size is small enough that I am half tempted to mount it to the dash of my next pick up truck and use it as a mobile and buy a second one for home use only.