OK chaps, this one seems to have got a bit out of hand so i've had a chop of some of the posts not on topic.
I think there was a little bit of confusion, I don't think this was been used as a chat, its just that everybody was online at once and thats why the post sounded like a chat. Sometimes this happens at busy times.
As Poacher says, try the chat room if you want a quick chat, somebody in there will try and help you too.
Haven't used the sportsmag mate...but love the magelite, its the best reel in my armoury
So if the sports mag is the same, go for it. The one thing I would say is that you can protect the magelite better than the sports mag. The sports mag uses the side plate to twist to adjust the mags, where the magelite uses a sliding button on the side so you can protect most of the side plate edges with pvc tape to stop it getting scratched.
Have a loot at the organge premium magelite too, same as the magelite - but its in an orange sunset colour and has a sports handle (the drilled job).
The magelite is also a tad cheaper than the sports mag.
I use a daiwa millionaire 7ht i like it the only thing i think seperates the 7ht and the mag elite are the mag casts smoother not measured one out with the mag yet and there are 2 sets of breaks on the mag elite i think the onre on the side is for when you want the spool too slow down in the cast.
They are both distance casting tools.