Thanks for the clarification. The bias adjustments look troublesome. Hopefully it's not required too frequently. I'm a lot fussier about my tube amp (for safety reasons), whereas I'm much more laidback about my solid state gear. We were lucky and had a light summer, but even though people say tube amps are fine in 100F+ temperatures, I still worry a bit about whether operating a tube amp for several hours in 95-110F temperatures would be detrimental.
Wallet definitely feels lighter! The gf told me to go ahead and order the BHSE to get it off my shoulders. At least I've got moral support.
Thanks for the great review Asr. It was really interesting to read how the BSHE compares vs. what seems like the best bang-for-buck solid-state electrostat amp. It seems like the conclusion is go BHSE or go home!