...I have finally made a decision and have acted on it.
I am going to get the rig I once had and loved but had to sell for money's sake when I was younger: Peavey 5150 halfstack.
I know they are not everyone's thing but it sure worked for me (well, when I owned one it seemed to be everyone's thing. Just not so much today although still decently received).
I have the cab ($200 in not so terrible shape) and am now waiting for a good specimen for a head to show up where I can try it out. The used market around Atlanta often has these running between $500-$700.
Anyways, I am pumped.
5150s are awesome.