About two years ago, after spending my whole career in restaurants I got a good job as a personal chef. It's done wonders for my marriage and bank account. (related?) I have been playing on two Genz Benz black Pearl 2x12 combos for years, and I think they're great amps. I got great deals on them, and they are my first real tube amp. I started with one, got the second one when around the same time I discovered TGP. (related?) Now, for the first time in my 32 years on earth and 16 years of playing guitar, I can afford to get the amps I've lusted after and drooled over for years: a PWE event horizon and an Oldfield Marquis. I know these are good amps, and I know they won't make me a better guitarist. I have to appeal to those who know, is the high-end boutique tone justified? I feel pretty confident in my discerning ears, will I experience lush thunder tone with brass balls and a heart of gold? Did you? I almost posted this in the lounge, but I am looking for opinions based on the step between mid-range small manufacturer amps and high end very small manufacturer amps. I play a variety of music ranging from jazzy improv to driving instrumental post rock, love my boomerang III, and generally appreciate clean headroom and natural tube crunch.