"~~ I didn't want to get a STAX amp (such as the SRM-727II) because of all the negative things I've heard about them from people."
I'm really enjoying my 007TII amp with all my STAX headphones, and I like the 323S, too. You gotta remember that this is a "perfectionist audio" website, and folks here are willing to spend all the money and effort necessary to drag the last ounce of performance out of their gear. Sometimes it works a little bit, sometimes it just changes the sound, sometimes it's a step backwards.
In any case, the STAX amps are great at their price points, and should be enjoyed!
Unfortunately I haven't heard any STAX amps, I'll have to if I see one at a meet. Sorry if I upset anyone, I'm sure the STAX amps are fine, and maybe I should consider getting one, but when I was looking around for amps a lot of people seemed to say something to the effect of "don't bother getting a STAX amp, if you get the 009s you should get something like the LL, BHSE, WES, etc."