Sorry Kevin, I really do care about the industry, but after reading the comments of Mr Barbour, I was concerned. I believe that supply of NOS tubes is running low, and that we really do NEED to support the current manufacturers. If the tubes out-perform the NOS that we are all so cherish, then the price matter probably wouldn't matter to the (High End audio) end user. I can't think of too many folks driving around that Nova that you mentioned. The newer cars ARE better, and people are willing to pay the price difference. His actions/words have caused the concern. Perhaps it was the delivery. My experience as a saleman is that people say and do deparate things when placed under pressure. MY post wasn't detrimental to the industry, nor the future of your business. (There are other manufacturers out there, and I don't see them posting the same veiw). In my opinion, Svetlana makes a great product. If they need to raise the prices, that's fine with me. If the prices excede the prices of the cherished NOS tubes, then the product will have to be great as well.