A week has passed and I continue to familiarise myself with this tool. Still happy, but my gripe about Australian maps is only reinforced. The thing seems to actively avoid freeway riding.
I have unchecked all avoidances to give the machine maximum flexibility in choosing the fastest routes. Yesterday I was mightily disappointed when heading home from BMW Southbank along the fastest route ie along City Road/Alexandra Avenue towards City Link/Monash Freeway. The 'voices in my head'
kept directing me everywhere BUT the Freeway and indeed, when I was on the Swan Street Bridge waiting to turn right onto Batman Avenue and the Freeway, I was being told to 'turn around when possible'! That is just stoopid. I have also tried using it in my car and it behaves the same way.
I will try it on a familiar country run next weekend and see how it compares to the usual Tomtom route with which I am more than satisfied. I should not preempt the outcome but right now I am not hopeful.
I have thought of contacting Garmin but they do not make it easy........