I have been using the M11 for about 6 months now, I think it's probably one of the best investments I have made in R/C.
You can get a 27 mHz Transmitter & RX 311 receiver for $239 USD from R/C Champ in Japan and its a little extra for 40 mHz.
The M8 is a good radio and was one of the most popular I think, but the M11 is definatly worth the extra.
arrhh, and you can have a blue back-light screen or white. The options are almost endless....
Mugen MTX & MRX
"He who dies with the most toys wins" - Phil Harris