I'm still waiting for an opportunity to try one of these. I'm not amp shopping, and in that price range I'd be replacing my AB165 bassman and building a cab. BUT. I'm a tube snob. I concede several SS amps, and begrudgingly some hybrids, are absolutely worth owning. I have a mental desire to try one of these. Not to get an "Aha!" Moment when I deride them because tube>SS. But because they're in a price range where you can scoop a Bandit, Katana, and a Blues Cube for that amount of $$. I need to know if its really worth it. I'm not buying one. Might in a few decades if I have a reason and $$, but only if it sounds right. I dont use a pick. Dynamics are really important to me. In the same way someone who can only use a pick may falter trying to use 4 fingers to arpeggiate something while using the side of thier thumb for an up-stroke, I physically cant play like I want in some sterile and trashy (looking at you, Crate) sounding SS amps. It's like the dreams where you cant control your body. Ive gotten migraines before trying to jam with ppl and using SS that sucked. Very frustrating to me as a player. Not all SS is like that, to that degree. But I'm not and never will be in a position where I can buy every $1000 amp that pops up just for kicks. Price is huge. Reliability is also huge. Literally just like my newest amp, Supro blues king 12, these TMs are brand new. Fender is my all time favorite for guitars and amps, but I've never owned a PCB fender; my dads main amp for ages is a HRdlx. He had to fix a few PCB pieces the width of a pen head because his amp died. Killed by either an A/B box or an arcade kill button my friend had on his PRS. I'm not able to confidently say modern fender competes with old fender. Nobody in thier right mind is going to play a SS fender from the 80s over a Peavey or Roland from the same time, so from what I can see in reviews this is new territory for potential great sounds coming from SS fender, albeit with decades of DSP research propping it up. I'll play before making a verdict, because these might be the same used price as a HRdlx in 10 years, and would be more appealing and accessible then, assuming reliability holds. But yea, pricing on fenders are always high new, time will tell on these.