I wasn't happy with the DSL100 I had, so I went to my local shop to try out the Rectoverb 25/Mini Recto. Found this for a few bucks more used (got a hell of a deal on it) and definitely preferred it to its little brothers. I'm still dialing it in but making good progress so far. This absolutely blows away the DSL I had and seems to be extremely versatile. The only issue I've seen so far is the footswitch is the size of an aircraft carrier
As I posted in the Helix thread, I did buy an Atomic Amplifire 4 weeks ago, and while there are some great sounds in it, I was able to mic up and record a great rhythm tone in about 15 minutes with my old Peavey cab versus tweaking for hours on end with cab IRs and parametric EQs. I'd really rather just play and write than spend hours trying to get a sound I'm thrilled with. I'm also not big on playing through headphones, and the master volume on the Roadster is pretty good, so I will take a few weeks before I decide on what I'm going to do with the Amplifire.
It's about time I came back to Mesa - I loved the Mark IV I had and I never should have sold it.
PS - thanks to Drew for dealing with all of my annoying questions regarding the head. You were a ton of help and probably swayed me to grab it.