OK, I've been hemming and hawing about the Outlaw 950 for some time. I've noticed several times that there seems to be a large amounts of complaints about things that I don't want to have to deal with, especially since there isn't a local dealer to go back to. My local dealer that I've bought everything else from sells B&K, and they will be getting the Ref 50 within a month. Obviously, $899 for the Outlaw 950 vs. $2799 for the Ref 50 is a big jump. This means I'd have to sell my 9000ES and keep the N9000ES Amplifier for a while until I could afford a seven channel, or appropriate combo thereof amplifier. I've searched for Ref 50 and seen a few threads, but my experience with B&K is nill. How are they? Having the local dealer here is a plus for me, the next step down they recommend the Denon 3803/4803/5803 line. I have personal (stupid) childish issues with Denon so I tend to shy away from them mentally and I've really grown to like the Pre-Amp/Amp combination. So I'm thinking I'm at the cusp. My 9000ES I want to replace was something like $1500, and I'd like to move into DTS-ES/DD-EX type sound fields and I can't do that with the 9000ES. So aside from selling this to the wife, it's quite a chunk of change compared to what I'm used to. So I'm trying to decide. Anyone else taken this type of a plunge recently? Or am I once again on the bleeding edge?