I find this pretty annoying... Is it just an aesthetics thing, or is there a practical reason? There's plenty of amps out there that have them on the front, and that just seems to make sense to me. I play a full stack (CAA OD-100) and I have to be careful not to bang my guitar against it when I'm reaching around the back to flip the standby switch. It's gotten to where I don't even use it any more. It can be dangerous too... I hate to admit this publicly, but it's happened a couple times - my SVT on an 8x10 is at the perfect height where when I reach around to flip the standby switch my nipple gets caught in the fan... Ouch!