So I just got back from spending a week with in-laws in Nashville and we went to my sister-in-law's church. Very professional, very slick, very much focused on the user experience. That's not meant as a slight, the sermon was good (its Nashville so all the real world parables seemed to focus on shopping or how we interact with our material possessions). The music was really amazing. It was in a gymnasium but it had clearly been given acoustic treatments by a professional. The band was tight, the mix was flawless and the second guitar player was awesome and his tone was immaculate. The bass and keyboards were perfectly tasteful, drums were spot on and everyone was exactly where they were supposed to be in the mix (you couldn't really hear the acoustic rhythm guitarist unless you were looking at him, then you'd hear his contribution. So weird but exactly the way its supposed to be). Perfect. And as I got to looking at it, it made my blood boil. All in ear monitors, no amps on stage, the drummer was in his own cage. I talked to the band after the service and it got even worse. They had two Kemper Profilers going into a Leslie speaker mic'd. The other instruments were going direct. Nothing they used needed a vacuum tube. And the tone was lusciously glorious. Ugh. I feel so confused, as if everything I believed about gear has been called into question.