We are in a similar boat. When I started with DACS 10 years ago, I was building my own from engineering evaluation boards. Then I rebuilt and reworked some vintage Adcom GDA600/700 units. From there, as my budget became less restrictive, I messed around with some early Lampizator units - that's where I learned that tubes can have a heavenly (or awful) effect on sound. Once I tried a Yggdrasil, I bought one and that ended my experimentation with source equipment. Then Freya appeared, so I grabbed one, eager to have tubes somewhere in my system. My Freya is connected to my Yamaha B2/NS-1000M combo, which have been completely rebuilt and improved by me. So, yeah, we're probably not Schiit's typical customers. But when you make schiit as good as they do, we show up to try and buy your gear. And, yeah, I can sometimes be a pain in the ass.