Just How Good is the P.A.Nova?Nova Upgrade?

I've read all the reviews,as well as anything archived here on the Peachtree Audio Nova but was hoping the Audiogon masses could give me the real lowdown on just how good(or bad)it really is?After all,at $1200.00 retail,MAJOR corners must have been cut to stuff it with not only an 60wpc.(at 8 ohms)Mosfet amplifier but also a Tube Buffered Pre-Amp as well as one of the highest quality DAC Chip sets available anywhere.So how about it A'gon,just how good is the Nova really?
I would also like to get your opinions on what Integrated Amps you would consider the next step above the Nova.
Thanks for your input...