Yes, Garmin's are expensive. But, they work so well!
The touch screen works great even when wet.
The latest OS for Garmin works very well with the touch inputs and is so much faster than having to click thru multiple menus. The side buttons are still available for most functions if you prefer them.
I am so happy I got it. See the DC Rainmaker reviews on YT for more details. They do a good job.