After driving long hours to different stores and posting here, I've finally narrowed it down.. 2 amp choices (combo) - mainly for bedroom and jamming with friends (drummer included). Using Fender American Standard 2008. Playing Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues, Jazz and small bits of metal (not enough that worries me about hi gain stuff). Buying something for the long run. I prefer not to use pedals and simply plug and play for two reasons: don't want to empty my student pockets AND don't have as much time to investigate about pedals and such. Hot Rod Deluxe - Great clean, nice reverb, for the hard stuff I'd probably need to use pedals though.. (1-2 pedals, not something crazy). DSL 401 - Great Fender clean! not as good as the Deluxe's though. The Marshall OD easily takes the Deluxe's and I get can nice lead tone out of it. My problem is that I can't necessarily disqualify pedals for 100%. The OD is indeed satisfying for now, but after months of playing and jamming and cranking it up - perhaps I'd want something to push this amp harder (even in low volume state) and tweak the tone a little to my pure liking. The DSL costs more than HRDeluxe, therefore if I'm going to purchase the HRDeluxe with pedals, perhaps my gear would be more "pro", modified and customized to my liking - while benefiting as the financial value is almost equal to one DSL unit without any pedal effects. Plus the DSL doesn't have reverb, something I appreciate very much in my playing. Many had problems before with the DSL as it was heating up and even melting things around. To my understanding that was solved in the recent units - 2005 and above. So no worries there. In my search I've also tried: Blackstar (HT 5 and HT 20), Tiny Terror, (even cranked it up with 412 heh), ENGL (15W version), Marshall Haze, Blues Junior III, Super Champ XD, Peavey (C30 and Delta Blues), Egnater (Tweaker and Rebel), AC 15.. I'm not living in the U.S so only those brands are available here and are optional within my budget range.. Guys, what do you think I should buy for the long run?