Some people confuse "moderator" here. I am a member just like all of you. The difference is, if something gets out of hand, I can step in and do a bit more to change it. I do not "moderate" discussions unless they get out of hand. I do not delete contrary opinions, I do question things that I consider to be wrong. Simple qualified arguments can change my mind. My opinion has nothing to do with being a moderator. I take issue with anyone that says that high ticket means hype. That is stupid. The poster quoted a supposedly competent 3rd party. I will maintain, that person never compared the two and is not "competent" enough to make that claim. The differences between Monette and Austin are very easy to hear and feel. One does not need to be a pro for that. Finally, it is always interesting to read what comes up when we reduce the argument to the simple truth - then it often gets personal as other arguments have been diffused. Better suited is individual taste. That taste can be honed with years of practice. That refines the things that we desire. Opinion and fact are only the same through experience or incredible luck. Most of us need experience as luck with the trumpet is reserved only for the extremely talented.