Hey macrojack, thanks for the advice. I looked at the SP3 for a long time but I decided against it because remote control functionality was a big factor for me (I'm lazy, plus the Unico radio remote works through walls which is nice) and also I wanted to avoid having to deal with so many tubes. It is certainly a gorgeous amp and has gotten uniformly great reviews, but the Unico really caught my eye for some reason.
For one thing, the Unico just uses two ECC82's in the input stage which makes it easy to tube roll and easy to set and forget, so to speak. I also wanted to get some of the convenience of SS and some of the SS slam into my music, and I am really interested to hear how the Unico and Druids pair up as to my knowledge nobody has tried them together yet. Out of curiosity, where do you live? I'm gonna have my setup finished in Washington DC by mid-June if everything goes according to schedule.