I can understand the NY & LA cab riders being so concerned with their carry load but it seems that so many are downsizing. If I show up to a gig that doesn't have union stagecats handling the gear then I have my bandmates to carry the 410's, 15's or the 18's. Why not go with the rig that makes your bass optimum no matter the weight? Heavy to me was the old days of humping the key's B3 up a flight of stairs to the stage. My rig ain't squat compared to those mutha's and there's always a helping hand to place it onstage. hell, i'll even lend a hand with that trapcase. Are the folks that are downsizing really getting their optimum sound or are they cutting themselves short on sound to avoid weight? Do the mini-stacks replace the mega's? Opinions?