Just to make it official, it deserves its own thread.
An in-depth review is coming, but it's late now. What I will say is....
I went to a high gain sanctuary, courtesy of my new friend, Nick. I tried a Diezel Herbert, Engls (the Invader 100, the Special Edition, Savage 120), Framus Cobra, Soldano Decatone & a Mesa Road King II. These were tested through Diezel 4x12 cabs w/ V30s. There were also a Marshall JVM, Mesa Mark IV, Rivera KR7 & a K-Tre, but I had already had experience with those. All of them were extremely awesome & before going there, I really thought the Diezel was going to be the one for me. However, the INVADER 100 is the one I kept coming back too. Ridiculously articulate, tight, punchy, uber versatile & in your face!
...and the Engl Invader 100 took the top honors & came home with me.
Today was a good day.