Our local family owned auth'd retailer has started having some Egnater amps in the show room. I've sorta followed and read thru many threads over the last 2-3 years about the brand. Since I hate break downs and reliability issues as much as the next guy, I guess I let myself latch on to the fact that so many of the early Egnater owners seemed to have break downs and recurring reliability troubles with various models of Egnater amps. So I have stayed away. But now that I've had a chance to actually play a few of them in the last couple months, I have to revisit the question. They absolutely have some killer sounds in them, at least the kind of killer sounds that I am after, and I was also spiked by reading that the guitarist for Chicago, Keith Howland, swears by them. So with awesome sounds in them that are very close to my ideal "in my head" tones, I have to start asking again...... have they fixed their reliability issues? Is it still a 50/50 crap shoot with the brand? Or are the newer built amps more reliable and more gig worthy now??