I agree about the gain and distortion scenario. People confuse gain with distortion. They call it gain. The voltage gain is driven high enough to cause overdrive/distortion. Then they call an amplifier with higher distortion/harmonics a high gain amplifier. There is no more gain in that amplifier as in another of the same power level but rather more overdriven stages which produce the distortion/harmonics. They should call it an overdriven multi-stage amplifier or maybe optional stage amplifier since most have a cleaner channel along with varying other overdrive channels. Yes we do agree. It is splitting hairs. What is funny or interesting though is that gains curves are very much almost opposite of the audio taper curves found in our GAIN and VOLUME controls.