After considerable research, ordered, received, added oil and gas, and fired it up. Is very quiet in ECO mode, Seems louder when really put under a load than I expected. I'll deal with this...
Ran a 1500 watt electric heater no issue. Bought it mainly for my 30' Travel trailer to try to run the A/C. After some time was spent warming the generator up and breaking it in applying loads over a couple days, It actually started the trailer A/C it, while the inverter was still powered up = starting load, continuing with 1300 watts running, along with the 300 watts the inverter pulls. It did it with little complaint! I did add a "Micro-Air" soft-start to the A/C to ease the starting load on the generator (as well as utility power) and the 2500 gen ran like a champ.
For me, the 1,000 hour warranty is not an issue. I do LOVE the LED panel showing amps, hours, fuel left etc.
If Honda added a couple features, I would have reached for it, due to being quieter under load.