I would not buy the Abu Garcia Beast....save your money and just get a C3 if you go that route. If you are talking Toro Beast, I would just get a regular Toro instead and save money again. I have three Abu Garcia Toro's with one a winch and none of them have given me any problems or reason to want more.
the low profile high capacity reels are really nice upgrade for musky fishing. I think all are good at casting, retreiving...I would look at drag ratings to make final decision. You really dont want something limited to 10lb max drag.
Lexa is at 22-25 which is same as my revo's and would be good choice
For me, that 5.0 to 5.4 gear ratio is tough to beat...with that sole exception of burning blades.