My choice basically comes down to this: I can keep my Blackstar S100 and Mini Rectifier or trade them back to the store for a brand new Bogner Shiva EL34 head. I have been gassing hard for a Shiva so that's the only reason I'm considering it. I am totally enchanted with the Blackstar, but at this point I'm kind of wanting to narrow my amp collection down to amps that last the test of time and I just don't feel like a Korean made amp will be of much value 5 or 10 years down the road. The Mini Rect isn't that expensive so I suppose I could get another one not too far down the road. I'm getting weary of buying and trading amps so I really want a few that I can keep for a very long time and still carry good value.
That's my thinking at this point, but you know how it goes. My third option is to get $1200 back for the Blackstar and save up a few hundred more and buy a used Shiva which sell in mint condition or new condition in the $1400-1600 range. What say you experts and gear whores? Advice?