Why do we have to believe that one person is right and one wrong? I consider myself a malt whisky connoisseur. There are some I really like and some I do not. I have friends that cannot tell the difference. Because 1 person cannot tell the difference between a modelled guitar and another can, it does not mean that the instrument or the person is at fault. The key may be in anto99's assertion that for 25 years there has been an appreciation of good analogue gear. This will undoubtedly mean that the ear is lonely tuned to what sounds right and what does not. For others - myself included - I have not had this background and so my ear will not detect the subtle differences that add up to create dissatisfaction. Of one thing I am sure, and that is that the present modelling techniques will change as will the ones after that and with each new iteration, more people will be drawn into the acceptability envelope. Great discussion, by the way.