Thanks for the heads up!.
After lots of research, I am leaning strongly toward ordering an M-stage. (Or _possibly_ stepping up to the next level of amp circa $650 - although choosing a good all arounder from that batch looks like it may be pretty tough!! :-).
And so I am leaning toward buying an m-stage for now, and take more time, and hear more of the options before taking the next step...
Thanks for the info. Please do keep us posted on anything you learn about availability, or any listening impressions, or comparisons.
Edited by FLguy - 11/29/13 at 5:38pm