Agreed. I may be the world's biggest MP-1 fan but you can pick the actual unit up for under $400 all day long, there are fuzzboxes that cost that much. The GK is a bit harder to find but it is dirt cheap when you find one. I'd much rather have something like a Bogner XTC/Uberschall/Soldano/Friedman/Satan something that is much more exotic/expensive. The 'unobtanium' factor.