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.