I think progress is good, and the motorized pot is a welcome addition, but I don't feel these products bring enough to the table for me to upgrade Saga. I really was hoping to see a Saga with proper tube gain, as in add a second 6sn7 and provide in addition to the passive mode and tube buffer, a proper gain stage. A Balanced Saga also would have been cool. I can say the changes to Freya + do make it a more attractive product, but still with the limitation (to me) of being a 4 tube product. I am going to go out on a limb and predict that none of the 4 new products will outsell the original Saga and Freya, because they didn't add enough/change enough to make existing Saga and Freya owners upgrade. Could be wrong, I guess that is what makes this company so cool. They are willing to try things and move on if they don't work out.