Same! Have been eyeing these for a while and couldn't pass on that deal. Going to drop them in a epi les paul I inherited from my grandpa so I can start to put some mileage on a guitar that's pretty special to me. Definitely agree with these descriptions - I've been loving mine as a 2nd stage rhythm OD. The midrange prevents it from getting lost in the mix (don't @me @dmutter ) and to my ears sounds smoother and less compressed than the other rat variants I've tried (standard proco rat, big box w/lm308, walrus iron horse). Is it really "worth" its hefty price tag? Going to be honest and say probably not, but it just works for me so its gonna stay on my board.