The Method rods are softer/flex deeper than the TCX.
They also are stronger than the ONE but have the familiar bending/recovery profile.
We did not have much time on the water with the rods to really compare side by side with 7126 TCX.
In fairness, I felt the same last year when comparing the Z-Axis to the softer ONE, now I prefer the ONE in most cases.
I predict the 8126 Method will be a favorite West Coast rod and the 6126 Method to be the East Coast rod.
Hopefully, next year will add the 5119 Method,,, the 5119 TCX will cast lazers with a 300-320gr Scandi. Fantastic on a smaller river and windy day.