Fender is a corp, corps make money. The days of "make stuff for musicians to make music" are as over as musicians making music. IF they had any sense, they would recreate the amps people actually want, as in the Princeton Reverb and Vibrolux Reverb. The DR/TR combo is what people buy because they can't find or afford a PR/VR. But I digress... Digital tech of any kind, is a fools bargain. It's worthless in 5 years. Don't believe me? How much is an iphone 4 worth? How about a Cyber Twin? GDEC? Line 6 POD? For 90% of hobby players, the TM's will be fine. They won't get used or moved enough to break. And, they're disposable. If you really must buy one, buy the extended warranty so you'll be covered as long as possible. I completely expect Fender to pursue the digital path, I expect the next device to be something like a Kemper. Who needs speakers and cabinets these days if you're willing to accept digital amplifier emulation? Fender amps are very much like Corvettes... the best ones were made 1963-67. The new ones may be sleeker and lighter but they have no intrinsic value and 100 years from now no one will care or collect them. But the midyears... those are classics forever and will always be coveted as the true voice of the electric guitar.