Not everyone hates Peaveys. In fact I've read a lot of positive comments about them here. My '70s 212 Classic is still going strong, and its overdrive is fantastic sounding, as long as I overdrive the 6L6s and not the solid state preamp. Overdriving the output tubes can give a gut-pounding bottom end if you have the eq set for it. Many amps can't do that and sound good.