It isn't "wow", I actually have a Monette. That is what I have been trying to say the whole time. I pull the horn out of the case and make music not Monette. After I am done making music, I can reflect on not having to mess with sound, slots or intonation perhaps, but I don't even do that. Each of the horns that I own has a specific purpose, a niche where it fits. None of the horns posesses a "coolness" factor over the others. The newly rich generally have a need to show their new house, new car, new boat, new wife, new trumpet. Those that truly are one with their "fortune" just do the job in a humble way. ANY new horn increases motivation - until reality catches up. It is no different with a Monette. The horn does not get me additional jobs. I still have to practice more than the rest if I want to keep my reputation.