Jason, I have 5 or 6 of them if that tells you anything. I love 'em. I also have 2 of the curado 100's and I've had problems with both. The curado 100's I have are not super free, so maybe they've improved it since I bought.
The previus post makes a good point about parts, but I had found a source and a service shop that was willing to work on Scorpions. Check out www.profishing.net
for the best prices I was able to find.
I also use the Shimano Biomaster spinning reels. They are basically a shallow spooled stradic with magnesium frame. Super smooth and light.
Good luck and let us know what you get.