The problem is not all PCB stuff is gonna die as fast as others. Sure, subjecting the board to avoidable extra heat by mounting the tubes to the board doesn't do any favors, but some stuff lasts, some not so much. Ptp stuff is by its nature easier to repair as well. In the current amplifier market, cheap and hand wired probably means vintage-rough or clone kit. Fender amps biggest competitors will always be older Fender amps. I know people who've ran a crate blue voodoo or a HRD since the 90s and no problem. But my dads HRD needed a part fixed that was about the width of a needle when it died a few years ago. I'm fairly certain SOMEONE SOMEWHERE is probably still running a SF champ from the 70s that's never been serviced but works ok. I won't argue that I'd rather get a vintage that a RI, but money is a thing.