It's a snobbery cork sniffer thing.... always is because it's not the flagship top of the line most expensive what the pros use for touring amp.... it's been my experience that in all tones, it's always the user's ability to use the equipment that makes the most difference. Everyone has a different idea of tone, if you like what you hear and how the amp interacts to your style and guitar, then flip your finger to the haters. I get all kinds of grief because I am using the new DSL100H with stock 1960B cabs (G12T-75 speakers) and it's hilarious... however once we start playing, it's all praise and compliments, and those dudes standing in the back with their arms crossed judging can't be pleased anyways because that's all they want to do. Kurt Cobain said it best.... If it sounds good it is good... period.