Are you seriously saying that you don't see much use for a flugel? I use a flugelhorn all the time - granted, I don't use it a lot and it isn't my main instrument, but playing in big band and the wedding/party band, ballads call for flugel all the time. My flugel gets played enough with the wedding band gig that I really couldn't go without having one. Same thing for Big Band - there's just a certain retinue of equipment that you need in order to play a gig like that. Sorry - I know it's off topic, but I thought it was relevant to the conversation.