I offer my sympathies, Toussaint. That anyone should believe Art Dudley owes an explanation for so-called "conflicting" appraisals of two pieces of equipment reviewed over a period of years is pathetic. That anyone would expect the typical reader of Stereophile to recall, in detail, a minor equipment review from three years ago is plain silly. That anyone, who presumably auditioned various amps would choose a Creek is merely sad. Best of luck to you.
Sending this post to the Dead Zone was a bit of a difficult decision. While it seems that Clay has chosen his words very carefully, the feeling of a personal attack against the original poster, Toussaint, lingers.
In any case, the fact is that Toussaint has the right to question Art Dudley.