I have had a Vt30 Vox for about 3 years now, and I play it more than anything else, I can't say it's the best sounding amp I have ever heard but it's cool to keep in the living room for practice. Most of the time I can play it with my wife watching tv or on the phone and it still has a decent sound about it. I like the fact that it's small and light, I can put it into a closet when we have company and drag it back out when they are gone. There are some cool models and for me the stacking of effects isn't an issue because most of the time I have the effects off anyway. I think to make it sound really good you have to put some volume on the output tube to really get that tube overdrive sound but you really need to do that on most tube amps as well. One thing I have tried and don't like is using headphone with it because it pulls from the pre-amp section of the amp and bypasses the tube(sounds like shit). I would like to try one of the Mustangs to compare it, I think I would end up switching. I have thought about converting my VT30 to a head and using it with a 2x12 but that would defeat the small package convience of it.