I feel your pain. having a favourite reel break is like a death in the family especially when you have fond memories of all the fish you have caught with it over the years.
Unfortunately mine was a little more serious with the pinnion gear splitting
I have to say the Tica is a good solid replacement. It casts nice and the retrieve speed is great.
The only bug i have found with to to date is getting the bail arm to trip. It’s like everything is so new and “tight” that if you don’t take a run up at it it jams. Sounds like a good excuse to go fishing more often to break it in.