Definitely - I come from the Fender camp (play a Deluxe Reverb) and like the squishy, bouncy tone. I don't like overly tight or stiff amps. So no surprise that I liked the Type III more!Some folks dig that tube rectification, personally, I dig the stiffer feel of the 100 watter without it. I guess it all depends on what you're going for- with your gig, Gil, you need something a bit more versatile, and to my ears, the 50w tube rectified amps, as good as they sound, give something up in trade for the harmonic "squishiness" they give in return.....and I think we have similar ideas on "our" tone.
Just to clarify I hope I didn't come off overly critical - I liked the clean clips of both and really appreciate the effort you are going through to put this together!