I am starting to come around. After reading countless HC reviews of low watt amps it has become clear that the same complaint persists throughout: You have to play this thing really loud to get good distortion. The problem is, wattage is on a logarithmic scale. So, those 5 watt perspective solutions to the "not bothering the neighbors" problem are half as loud as their 50 watt big brothers and not 1/10 as loud as intuition dictates. And power attenuators don't seem to solve the noise problem either. Sure, they bring the volume down the resulting tone is less than inspiring to my ears. So, I am not thinking about watts anymore. I am wondering about amps with Power Scaling features and Superb Master Volume control. Cost is not a factor but space is an issue. I am not rich but I have but one hobby. I want to own one amp. One very dynamic, high quality amp that I can use without tone compromise and without bothering my apartment building neighbors. Lets talk about amps with Power Scaling features &/or Superb Master Volume Control. Thanks!