I think we need some good players with good technique and ears to go out and try some of these amps when they hit the floor and report back. That is the only way you are going to know if Fender has really closed the gap and done something that "virtually" no one else has yet to do - replicate the tone and feel of a fantastic sounding tube amp with digital and solid state circuitry. EDIT: BTW I gigged a '66 Blackface Bandmaster head for ~15 years. Never sounded even close to as good as a well tuned up Deluxe Reverb or Twin. So how's pricing on a vintage Blackface DR or Twin these days?