I'm like mgreene-- already full up on amps. But I have to admit that the Premier Guitar video review of the new Tonemaster Deluxe Reverb modeling amp got me thinking. If my house burned down and I needed to go buy an amp I would probably give the Tonemaster series a hard look. Or if my tube amp tech moves away that would be another reason to go with the new fangled option. Yes the sound is slightly different-- maybe a little thin in the mids and a little brighter-- part of which could just be the neo speaker. But a quick adjustment with an EQ pedal would probably pretty much compensate, and/or in a gig setting no one can even tell. The "22 watts" is really just marketing as far as I can tell. Solid state watts are totally different from tube watts. I assume their intent was to make it able to put out at least as many dB as the amp they are emulating. My only experience with using modelers in a live setting was with an original POD and also with an early Line 6 Spider combo. Both of them sounded pretty good in the bedroom and when recording direct out, but they seemed to disappear in the mix when playing live. The POD also had a brittleness to it in a live situation even though it sounded truly excellent for direct recording. I don't know if the latest offerings have mitigated this issue....but hopefully they have. What's really stopping me at this point is I have some truly wonderful tube amps, and I have a great tube amp tech that lives within 10 miles of me. So there's no reason to change at this time.