Well, I guess I will concede to the fact that this just ain't my cup o' joe. I would willingly pay a couple hundred bucks for a neat little tube amp kit for the learning experience...but not that kind of money. To put it into perspective, maybe if it were a REAL NOS tweed kit from 1959, I could justify it to myself. Under the circumstances, I just can't. Perhaps if there were a few more lower-priced kits in the mix to get one into the whole hobby thing...maybe. I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.