I highly admire ljokerl's work as well. Have purchased many IEM's based on his reviews. His comments on how something sounds are true to me. Also he usually says "if you like this kind of sound then this probably isn't for you". I think that part is awesome because everyone has a sound signature preference and can make up their mind if it is worthy of a purchase or not. RE-400 is still in the "very good" grade scale and that is what it is... Very good (I regard modded a little higher)
Waiting patiently for the RE-600 now. Hopefully it will be my 'reference' IEM.