Let's not focus on the price, but the outcome. As I've lurked for months I perceive many people in this conversation that have a critical spirit rather than being critically minded. Instead of a conversation it turns ugly for no legitimate reason. Perhaps we can learn from one another rather than tout a one liner meant to somehow discredit a person or product. Those with personal experience with a Monette might have something they are really excited about they don't find anywhere else and that should be ok. For instance here I've gone and said all this instead of feeling like I can share all the great musical sounds and experience I've had.