Oh, I get it. Original question wasn't the same item for discussion as the second.
I hate braid for anything other than strictly boat fishing with plugs / tins.
Braid (IMO) is way too low in the abrasion dept. to be reliable in the surf when fishing the bottom. Weeds tend to stick to it like they were super glued. Definately not for rocky areas, especially from shore. As mentioned before, low stretch can get you into trouble if hit on a short line.
Really sux on my baitcasters because I'm using thumb control on the spool (old skool) and feel for the "fluff" for control of blow-ups. Braid doesn't fluff until it's too late. Also find braid difficult to tie quickly at night for these old eyes. On top of that, it's expensive crap. Certainly has it's place,, but not on my reels except for some boat / yak duty. It's not even any good for tying tomatoe plants to the stakes!
It's what's for fishin'
Cheap, good abrasion resistance, limited stretch, and I'm used to tying it at night with minimum difficulties. Monos have come a long ways in recent times with limited stretch, diameters, visibilities, softness, abrasiveness, etc. I also get cut up considerably less with mono.
Okay, let the