Being friends doesn't stop me from being blunt about anything @zach915m hands me to test. Actually made for a funny RMAF story a couple years back... Anyway, usually I try to be polite and consider varying tastes and design approaches unless I think something really just isn't anywhere near where it needs to be. The more willing you are to work together long-term, rather than searching for a pat on the back, the better for you, and the better for all of us. ZMF is a good fit in this regard, as is Schiit. Just a couple examples. Given that, it seems totally natural that if I get the vibe you're not OK with public poo-pooing of your product, I, and others, are probably going to be less patient and accommodating. Because it's not just about a single product or line of products. Nothing exists in a vacuum. It's about the market and hobby as a whole. There aren't many amps I've disliked more than the Magnius myself. GSX, maybe?