I like the rope but it is too pricey for me. I have the stock steel winch line on my 12k milemarker, but have never used it and hope to not need it. On my ATV I also run the steel lines but again it is because I am cheap, it is cheaper for me to buy a new 3k winch for $100 then buy a new line for it and then I have parts for when I break them (I have 2 winches on my ATV). The only problem that I have is that when it starts to fray the line is done, it is heavy, and it will recoil when the line breaks. If you use your winch all the time then when you need to change the line and can swing the rope then get it (don't for get to change the fairlead out to). If you use it rarely then I would stick with the cable, but that is me.