This is why I always read opinions on the internet with the following caveat playing in the back of my mind: "In your opinion, based on limited experience, and to your particular preference (and maybe because you're a paid shill.)" Harsh? Think about it. Nobody has heard everything, so everybody's experience is, by definition, limited. Everyone has a particular preference, which may not be neutral or accurate, or universally pleasing. And there are a ton of paid shills out there, both on the positive and negative side. Despite this, I've seen, over and over again, one forum loudmouth proclaiming some "universal truth," which is then parroted by everyone until it becomes a "commonly accepted truth," and then, eventually, dogma—without anyone ever asking what that universal truth is based on (experience and taste). Just like the loudest person in the room can completely destroy a focus group (if you happen to believe in focus groups, which I am profoundly skeptical of. But that's in my opinion, based on limited experience, and to my particular preference.) For example, I prefer gear that is slightly warm and lusher than neutral, which is why I'll almost always pick Mjolnir 2 over Ragnarok. It's also why I'll typically use tubes in Mjolnir 2. I think LISST sound fine, or I wouldn't have offered them for sale. They're a pain in the rear end to make and essentially unrepairable (warranty service is via simple swap.) However, I like tubes better. Does this mean I make sweeping pronouncements like, "Tubes are always better than solid state, solid state sucks, everyone needs tubes?" No. Because I realize that my preference is, well, not the same as everyone's preference, and my opinion is based on limited experience. Forum discussion would be made a lot more civil if everyone had to say. "IMO, based on my limited experience, and to my particular taste," when making comments about gear. IMO. Based on my limited experience. And to my particular taste.