After lurking on his page for longer than I'd care to admit, I finally gave in to the temptation to have Jim at L'il Dawg build me an amp. We exchanged several emails about what I was looking for, and addressing the particulars of my amp - and once I pulled the trigger, he went to work - much faster than I would have guessed. He sent the first "baby pics" yesterday - the first one was simply the components laid out in preparation Then he sent pics of the board being laid out, and then all of the eyelets in place for the board - and then it really started to get moving - Today he sent even more, and has wired in the power supply etc...and I think that he's completed the wiring - My sneaking suspicion is that the next pics that I see will be the completed chassis installed into the tweed Mather cabinet along with the speaker, preparatory to shipping. Friends, this has to date been one of the easiest transactions ever, and the knowledge and kindness that he's shared along the way are only bested by his professionalism and sincerity. This will be the first amplifier that I've ever had made "just for me" - and I can't wait to hear the D-Lux magic! Yes...I've been reading everything that I can about the 5E3! Sage advice from many here has guided my choices - I hope that this will be one of the best amp experiences ever! Huge kudos to Jim Nickelson at L'il Dawg Amplifiers - this has been an amazing experience.