They are good value, I own a 1000, which is *very* small ( I use it for lure fishing for perch and small pike with an equally light rod).
I'm not sure if there is a Exage 4000 as well, but that would be the right size. I use a Shimano 4000 super GTFA for bass. Great reel, runs extremely smooth.
Mate of mine has the 2500 and seems a tad on the small side.
The Shimano twinpower 5000 reels are often used here for boat fishing.