Yes, at one time, believe it or not...most of us only had mass produced pedals on our boards. So when, where, how and why did you become a boutique user? It still amazes me when talking to guitarists outside of TGP, the blank look they give me with I drop boutique pedal names. They are obviously not addicted to the expensive and elitist world of boutiquery. So what was your gateway pedal? Mine? I actually took a baby step first, I started in easy. My first venture into the world of boutique started with some Keeley mods to my Vox wah. After that taste, I wanted more. I decided to dive into some heavy stuff. I ordered a Banzai Cold Fusion from Olaf. That was the snake for me, I have been a boutique user ever since. I didn't find TGP until years later when I emailed Pete Cornish about something and he told me about TGP. He linked me and everything. So in a way, I have Pete Cornish to personally blame for being my pusher. I would have stopped after a pedals I bet, but because of Pete and TGP...my addiction is stronger than ever.