The answer is almost always “it depends”. You may need a certain feature or function that someone else wouldn’t. Wouldn’t it be nice to find someone else that uses the gear like you do, and hear them tell their experiences with different pieces of gear?
I have found a website that does exactly that. Transom.org works to bring new talent into Public Radio by providing information and advice that will make them better interviewers, storytellers, reporters.
Under their Tools category, you will find user discussions about various recording devices and techniques. This is a great resource. Go have a look.