I'm a little shocked myself. I've spent a good chunk of time looking for "tubey" gear that I can afford, and looking with a slightly down turned eye at solid state but: Monday night the band I'm playing with was in a rehearsal space with the SVT classic on an Ampeg 4x10. I was like, "oh sweet, I can finally try this out in a band situation." That excitement turned into consternation. I couldn't find a workable tone for what I was going for (some tight low end thump for a funky ryan adams kinda thing...can't explain it better than that), and I finally realized the difference having 8 speakers together instead of just four. I just really needed that tightness that I wasn't getting. Also, I came to appreciate my 2x12. I miss that thing, I wish it fit in my apartment. So, I guess the moral of this story is, you may think you want something because everyone else does, but in the end you realize your LMII is perfect for what you do because you don't play a Pbass and chug 1/8th notes.^ ^I'm not putting this down at all, if I found a project like that I would totally jump on it.