I really just wanted to start a thread with that title, but maybe you can share your best fanboy story about a friend who is SURE his particular tube amp or turntable is the best ever made. I'll start. When I was in high school, most of the kids I knew were very excited to get any kind of stereo equipment for xmas, or bday, etc. I remember my best friend's dad brought home a Panasonic stereo on xmas. It was one of those with everything... turntable, tuner, 8 track or cassette, and two fairly large THRUSTER speakers. Hell, who cared what they sounded like with a name like that? Anyway, I had an old clock radio for my stereo, so I thought this "system" had to be the best ever made in 1980 ish. It wasn't even mine, but I would have fought in the parking lot after to school if anyone had dared tell me it wasn't the best ever. THEN I found a used RA6600 receiver by Panasonic, and in my defense, it was great-looking. Even now they are sharp, but it had more issues than Car and Driver. I need to find a photo. So, I was a Panasonic fanboy for a year or two.