Time marches on. A lot of us are playing gigs with no amp at all, due to advances in the PA technology and IEM's. I certainly still dig a healthy SVT on the backline. GREAT amp. Maybe, the greatest; though I was pretty preferential to my 360. One certainly can't blame players for keeping things that work. For me, there wasn't a problem with the weight. That's what wheels are for; though the 85 pound lift and jerk might get a bit old at 2AM. For me, the main problem is that I no longer have storage space in the home, nor a vehicle big enough to do the duties. That, and the technical advances in the amps and cabs now make light, low, and loud accessible. And, I don't think it is done. DSP is coming of age. @Jim Bergantino has shown us an early example with the B|Amp, a killer; and cats are doing gigs with more sophisticated units, like the Kemper. Having virtual SVT projection is going to happen, if it's not there already. Just needs to filter down to the regular cats. Meanwhile, it's pretty great that you can do "low tech" club dates with a lightweight 212 and 6 pound amplifier. Ain't nothin wrong with that.