I hope this thread doesn't get deleted or sent elsewhere. The internet is quite a tool for gathering opinions and info. I know I've been influenced greatly by the "threads" in the various forums. I try to follow or research postings by various contibuters and then assign a value to the comments that are posted. I don't always get to "try out" gear I purchase and sometimes trust opinions of those who post that seem to be "credible" or have similar tastes to mine. When I have an opinion of a bass, cab or head I would state it knowing that "it's just mine", I don't claim that my opinion has more value than anyone elses. When I read a post stating this or that blows away all others, I pretty much ignore the opinion. I think some take too much interest in trying to convince others they have found "holy grail" and their ego is somehow being stroked when they enlighten the masses. What frustrates me more is when it seems people have an "interest or link" somehow to the product they are hyping. Now why in the heck did I type all of this? Just read a post where people were debating "the best" and had to laugh at how serious some people seemed to be.