OK, so I think we can agree on a few basic facts: 1. The market still sucks overall, 2. The trend of smaller is better is killing older vintage amps, 3. The perception that vintage amps will break on stage during the solo is killing the market, and 4. Most people never get the chance to play vintage amps and dog them anyway. I'm not making this a Fender Super Reverb is the finest amp of all time thread. While true, I hope the Marshall, VOX, HIWATT, etc followers will jump in here. I also know that having read this section of the forum for about a year there appears to be two basic camps of folks working on these vintage amps. The hobbyist/do it yourself guys and then the pro folks who actually make a living in repair and restoration. I'm in the first group and repair or fully restore maybe 7 to 9 amps per year. My goal is simple: maintain my proficiency in electronics, gain personal satisfaction in preserving these fine amps, and making a small profit that allows me to fund my obsession of buying guitars and other amps that I clearly don't need but nonetheless have to possess. I have decided that I will continue buying amps as I come across them and if they are affordable, (also the more abused the better), and for now, I am inclined to just hold onto them in hopes of better days. Anyway, I'd like to hear what others are thinking on this topic. Again, any challenge to the basic premise of the supreme and unassailable position of the BF SR will be immediately flamed, castigated, and summarily dismissed from the thread without explanation, no appeal.