It is nice to see the tubes glowing and smell and feel the heat! My apprenticeship was with tube amps (Royal Navy 1950/60’s) They still hold that magic for me, although I gig with Roland Cubes nowadays. Not the same, but what the heck. Thermionic emission was and is a fascinating science subject to me.To be honest, it comes down to two things:
1. I've been revved up to buy something new for a while, and haven't really found a guitar that I had to have enough to purchase. This scratches that itch for $135.
2. I'm not happy unless I have something to research. This opens up the whole world of pedals for me which I could never justify with the Katana. I now have a reason to watch all of those pedal shows on YouTube.