I'm new here. Reading with interest about the boutique amp boom and the handwired vs. PCB debate. I have a few questions: 1. I own a Genz-Benz BP30 and a Rivera Chubster. I'm guessing they're not boutique amps as they're not handwired. Is that correct? 2. I almost bought a Budda SD18 (really nice amp). Would seem it's not a boutique as it's not handwired, but people seem to include it (but not Rivera, for example) in discussions of boutique amps. Why? 3. My understanding is that the benefit of handwired over PCB is mostly build quality/durability. Clearly this is worth something. But is there any reason that a great amp using PCB construction shouldn't sound as good as a handwired amp? 4. In the end, what percentage of the appeal of a handwired amp is cachet/exclusivity? 5. Are Fenders and Voxes from the 60's or Marshalls from the 70's handwired? I'm sure it's all be covered before, but I haven't seen the above questions answered in one thread.