I thought about it too, but then I thought I that I should start off with something well within my budget first. And I could upgrade to WA2 when the time comes. I heard that the DAC from WA7 is one of the tops for its price. So I can use it in conjunction with the WA2 down the line. At least now I can enjoy decent music with the form factor that my SO approves. I know its sad.
If that's the case, it'll give you more time to change your mind or find a good deal ;)
I thought the WA2 was ugly from pics too! Turns out looking pretty 'solid', well built and definitely not ugly!
I'm too scared to take off the tubes :(
Not sure if we just twist or pull.
And I remember the guy selling it to me say, if you put the big tubes in the wrong place, it'll sound like crap even though they look the same o.0