Not my experience but....a transient lost
his old engine while passing our marina and hauled out here to repower
himself. Mad as hell with Beta.
Seems they sent him a unit with the transmission
linkage reversed from what it was supposed to be and he didn't notice until it was installed. Then they wanted some fair bit extra for some kind of adapter.
But the thing that really got him was that the fan belt encircles the cooling water
line so that you need to disconnect the water
to replace the fan belt.
I took a quick look at one at Annapolis
and saw what he was talking about.
Again, not my experience but third hand info. The water line/fan belt issue would have made me angry for an engine that touts its serviceability.
If I were looking I would check that before making a purchase