I have always loved compressors. I play a strat, clean, live and in a studio a lot at the moment. I also use the studio's dbx compressor a lot for mixing etc. I have never had a problem dropping cash for quality gear... No brainier, right?! ...but I currently have a walrus audio deep six which is great and takes up minimal board space. I am also fairly broke at the moment, but not so broke that I can't afford a cali76... soo is it really worth the $$$? Show me the way, gear gods.