What amps are causing the GAS to start to flow even though you have not so much as heard or seen them in person? I have been lucky enough to have played/owned/barrowed/whatever lots of the amps that get discussed on this board. High end stuff ranging from several D13s to Two Rock, Fuchs, Bruno, Suhr, Demeter, Guytron, Dr. Z, Roccaforte, Carr, VHT, Komet, Bogner, Matchless, Tone King, Dumble, lots of vintage stuff and that is just scratching the surface I'm afraid. So, having tried all that stuff, I don't generally go crazy for the latest thing as I have found some less expensive stuff that tends to make me pretty happy (combined with some "vintage" stuff I still have around). That being said, a new crop of portable amps, with good features, from designers I trust have me thinking....... My current short lust list currently includes the following (none are even out for real yet): Bogner Duende - whatever happened with this one? Sure seems like a cool idea and I like everything I have tried from Bogner. I wonder when and if this one is still coming? Maybe the new Shiva instead as that remaining ones of my benchmark boutique amps. LOL. Suhr Badger - I am highly biased here, but I have a deep respect for Suhr and company and am really looking forward to these. Seems like a great set of features in a very cool little package. I have liked everything Suhr has done before and have very high expectations for this one as well. Guytron combo - I have helped Guytron in the past and will help again as needed if I can. So, count me as biased here as well. That being said, this combo looks very cool with a great set of features. I think Guy is a heck of an amp designer and goes well beyond just copying old designs. The pics look very cool and if he can capture some of the magic of some of his best tones and beyond, he will really have something special. For me, the common thread seems to be amps that have the potential to sound great at very reasonable volumes. In addition, they are all very portable. Great for gigging or noodling at home. I sure don't need anything right now, but these sure look cool on paper (never been in the same room with any of them). So, what amps are you digging, but have no experience with at all yet? Evan.