You should had gotten the WA6 SE. Then again, I did sold my WA6 SE for semi-similar reasons.
WA6SE is has more oomph. With the right tubes, not bad, only complaint is still weakish sound.
The wa6 I heard was perhaps with stock tubes(need to confirm with owner)
Weak power aside, Auteur sounded as if cups had lots of reverb (hollow kind). While on a DIY SS cups coloration was lot more controlled. From limited experience, tubes that lack microdynamics/resolve tend to give that fake depth and reverb sound to make for a pleasing listen. Sounds so wrong though.
And I think WA6(SE) are still the best of the Woo bunch...
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