We have a post mount on the stern. Have never really had any issues with space, clutter, range or any of the others "cons" mentioned. I did have to extend the original cable when I relocated the display but that doesn't influence the choice.
I had a mast mount on my previous boat and had three different occasions while on a trans-ocean voyage where the drive belt on the scanner array jumped off (almost new unit). Never did discover why but once went up the mast at sea to fix and twice decided I could live without the radar until the next anchorage. It's also why I'll never have another Furuno.
As said, I have no issues with the pole mount at all and would probably do the same again next time round.
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