There is a lot of want for 100W amps, but not a lot of need. I did a benefit and brought my 100W SS Fender combo 1x12 amp in a large room. I brought my Tele and I just could not hear it. So I pull out the LP and bliss soon ensued. I had a choice of a 22W amp and it would have done the same job. These amps are both Fenders and the 100W has a master volume on the gain channel. I only thought that either amp would do the same job. I didn't know I needed it. The settings for volume on both amps seem to match to my ears and I only needed to turn the volume to 12 o'clock. I usually run both at 11 o'clock for normal operation. I really don't ponder the question, "do we need 100 Watters?". I use whatever works. Both work. I'm satisfied. No person has complained about my sound, but I usually play R&B/gospel/jazz/pop music which doesn't need absolute volume. Accents and the occasional solo are all you'll ever need in that milieu. It is not Loud Rock or Roll. I have a 100W Marshall with a master volume that stays in my basement. I don't like the clean channel, but the gain channel is 'Marshall Roar" all the way. I have been asked to turn it down. I haven't had it cranked thru the half-stack 2x12 but that would hurt.