Very early SATMAP units took an age to fix on the Satellites. I actually rang the helpline one morning from the Pennines as it hadn't acquired a fix in over a quarter of an hour.
Shortly afterwards a patch was sent to all users which solved this problem and now,like Les, I switch it on upon arrival and well before I have my boots on and my gear packed it is all up and running.
With the power bundle I have used it for 2 full days away and still had the maximum number of charge bars showing. I do,however, carry a set of their own rechargeable batteries if I am out under severe weather conditions or in a remote area.
I bought a site-centred map based on the Tebay service station. This gives me coverage of all but the far western lakes, all the Pennines as far as Hadrian's Wall and a lot of southern Yorkshire. Expensive,but for me, worth it for the. convenience.
I have also picked up boxed SD cards for Derbyshire and Northumberland at £10 on Ebay. I checked before I bought them that they came with a SATMAP box
I confess I do not use it to plan routes by plotting waymarks as it is not the type of walking that I personally do. I can see how the yellow line would be annoying to those that do.