i mean, is it rocket science? it's $4800 and doesn't have the features or sound of a $4800 amp (I'm not sure what amp DOES have the sound and features of a $4800 amp though). if i bought an E-II guitar for $4000 it'd be preposterous. they're great guitars, but for that much money it'd be dumb to buy one. I love Engl but they're also stupid overpriced in the US, and it's just not worth spending the money.