For one, I’m a bit of a Mesa Boogie fan. Getting a true Mark or Recto sound was only gonna happen by getting the actual amps, which I have. But the other reason is that I discovered the power amp matters in the end result of the sound, to my ears anyway. That’s not just Synergy, it’s true of the other tube preamps I had. After some experimenting, I decided I preferred to have traditional amps where each power amp section is tailored to its preamp section - instead of running all preamps through the same power amp. That’s not a position I’m swearing to for the rest of my life. The Synergy modular system is still appealing. I’m just not quite ready to invest in it again yet, as I now have amps that I like and which cover my favorite tones. But who knows what could happen in the future..Why'd you get out of the Synergy game?