I have a few cadence reels and i think they are just ok. MMS is right about the line lay - i have 3 cs10s (the top model) and line on all of them lies to the bottom of the reel, even with all of the washers removed. There is also a consistent issue with the bail arm sometimes not opening in the standard opening position - i’ve seen that reported on here before. The best things about them are the shallow spools, the light weight and small size. The clutch is okay (not brilliant) and i don’t mind the screw-in handle, never had one come undone when back winding, as you’re not usually applying force on the handle when doing so.The Cadence reels I had were not good in my opinion. Line lay was bad, the clutch had a mind of its own and if you chose to back wind instead of using the erratic clutch you stood the risk of actually unwinding the handle. I found them so bad that I gave, yes, gave them away and included postage!
I’ve recently bought a couple of daiwa tdm, which (discounted at fishing republic) are the same price as the cs10. For me, the daiwa is a vastly superior reel, better engineered, smoother, better line lay, fantastic clutch, functional bail arm, folding handle etc. If you can find the tdm on offer, go for the these. Just be aware that they are physically larger and heavier than the cadence reels, so a 2500 daiwa is about the same physical size as a cadence 3000