Though my match days are long gone, I need the pole for those times when presentation is critical - for Tench. Being able to cup chopped worm and caster in small tight spots right on your hook bait, it's more accurate than a method feeder with better bite detection and less resistance. And you can't really fish a pole in a low seat. I have a box but it's vintage and the old Octoplus legs aren't compatible with any attachments these days it was more sensible just to buy a new box.
Come June I'll be lazing behind two Optonics for them though as hopefully such finesse approaches won't be necessary.