I'd like a hydrostatic amp.
On a more serious note, good advice about 'limiting the scope' when talking to Mikhail about building a custom amp or repairs.
He doesn't exploit our weakness so much as indulge his addiction to tinkering and then getting us to pay for it.
Dan's example is extreme but probably not unusual and I have to say I'd feel rather upset with how far Mikhail has pushed it with him if the same happened with me.
I hope he and Tom (and Rob) have happy endings to their long waits. Good luck guys.
Oh yes - I'm waiting for a Concerto XLR, ordered in Feb this year after picking up an HE90. Decided to go SS PSU as I didn't have room on my desk for the tube one - probably just as well. I expect it towards the end of 2009/beginning of 2010