I recently made this post in the 8FG thread:
I had the A9 on backorder for a while until I discovered the 8FG, and I am glad I got the Futaba. Of course everyone who has an A9 will tell you they love it, and I am sure they do. Just be careful looking at the specs and capabilities. The latency (52ms) was also an issue for me. The manual on the T8FG is not great, I will say that. Coming from Spektrum it is a bit of a jump, but I can see the potential. There is just a learning curve, the same as there was with my first TX.