Greetings all. 2015/16 looked quite promising in terms of tape delay offerings. The highly anticipated Fulltone SSTE finally surfaced, originally advertised as a more affordable and compact model than the TTE. The T-Rex Replicator Delay surprised many when it was first announced and looked to be something special. However, the dream seems to have dissipated as both products have ultimately flattered to deceive. The supposedly cheaper SSTE has skyrocketed in terms of its price and it has had some serious performance issues. The T-Rex Replicator sounds, by all accounts, rather weak and murky. The reliability of these products has come into question already. After all, surely that is what a modern tape delay should offer to set it apart from its vintage peers. So, my question to you all (especially to the tape delay enthusiasts) is this: Is there any justifiable reason, in the modern effects world, to own a tape delay? If so, what are the reasons? Is the sound really worth the added money and hassle? Have modern digital or analog delays managed to equal (or even surpass) these mighty machines? Is there an audible difference in recordings, live shows etc? I would be thrilled to hear some of your thoughts.