I broke down and bought a Shure GXLD and took it to band practice last week. Its so flippin cool. Lotsa money and maybe not worth it for a hobbyist like me but, Im a happy camper. I kept reading about the less expensive alternatives having issues, so I went ahead and got a "good"system. Playin a private party Saturday. Lookin forward topickin and grinnin out in the audience.