The hundred dollar amps aren't less compromised, though, are they? It's more that when someone wants to upgrade from there, they need to really grapple with the idea of everything being some sort of compromise, but if they haven't heard enough other things, it's hard to even know what you -can- compromise on. That's what I'm dealing with, at least. I was looking into this one, and I might've bought it, except that most of the impressions I saw of it anywhere seemed to not really describe anything the sound did right consistently, which is always a bit worrying. They also didn't mention anything that would've made me expect extremely messed up highs. Or extremely messed up lows. Or staging that I'm reading as only moderately less messed up than an Atom. There's probably a lesson in here somewhere. Thanks for the review, glad I read it so I can think about buying other things instead.