After years with my silver back, early 2000s Shiva, playing live/recording with it, I think I am ready to move on. The amp sounds fantastic but it's little odds and ends are kinda getting to me. After recently getting a Marshall Mini Jubilee my feelings really came to a head (no pun intended) when I realized: 1) FX loop - the biggest issue. Finding the special FX cable/adapter, etc drove me nuts and gave me stress on live gigs always worrying about having having it handy. Once effects were in the loop the amp simply lost a lot of that special sauce magic. This isn't an issue recording but definitely an issue live. 2) Dirty clean / pedal platform - it's just a lot of work to get the amp dialed in where the cleans breakup where I want them. It frankly doesn't work live, but it works for recording. It's THE most gorgeous clean ever. I prefer it over Fender but it's challenging to get it where I have the gain channel and clean channel where I want them live. Most of the time I use pedals into the clean channel when I want convenience. 3) Gain channel - it's amazing but I prefer it in studio more than live. Also, setting the gain to where I can get a fuzz in is kinda tough. However, dialed in right, it's magical. 4) Argh the fan 5) Heavy - as a quality amp should be, but it also means it's not fun to move it around. Of course it has it's benefits: 1) Amazing tone live and in-studio 2) Works as a head or 2x12 (I have all the goodies) 3) Sounds amazing at low volumes but can crank as loud as I will ever need. Some may disagree, but it's been a godsend when I've needed to turn down but still sound good. 4) Versatile - it really sounds good in a variety of styles My fear in moving on is that I might never find one like it again. I've played the 20th anniversary's and they just weren't for me. I've tried reverb models and similar era ones and mine just sounds how I like it to sound. OTOH, I have a vintage Marshall, the Mini Jubilee and a Fender amp to cover all this ground, and I feel the frustrations are issues that have loomed for a while now and the mini-Jube is so easy to get what I want and so portable that it got me thinking it's time. The other thing that sent me over the edge was the Bogner Goldfinger. It really seemed to do everything I wished a Shiva would do but then again I only tried it 3-4 times at a shop. Then again, maybe the Jubilee honeymoon just messed with my head. What would you do?