Let me throw out another consideration: if one uses the Realizer A8, do the differences among the WES, BHSE, and LL become more minor?
Since the A8 is equalizing the sound and simulating other speakers anyway, won't the individual differences of each amp wash out?
Well Tyll did say the WES is best for acoustic chamber and jazz. This is almost the opposite of what AV Guide found most appealing... so I have no clue what to believe. Either there was variability in the WES, tubes, or the reviewers' ears.
I find it comical and somewhat juvenile how some people exaggerate the differences. When in reality professional reviewers claim that there really aren't big differences and that the WES is superior in some ways: