As I stated before, I was absolutely blown away by the clean, reverb-laden "Twin Reverb" setting on the Mustang, and also the clean channel of the Super Champ X2. I think this is a throwback/yearning to my high school band when I had a Peavey Studio Chorus 210 and my bandmate had a Princeton Chorus 210. I was always envious of that sparkling clean channel he had.
So here's what's happening. I talked to a friend this morning who was going to trade his CR35LDX into a big box store. We talked it over, and he's going to give me a good deal on that. I'm helping him out by giving him a little more than the big box store was going to give him on trade in, and he's helping me out by selling it to me at less than it would normally go for on the used market. It's only a few months old and in mint condition, so I could probably easily resell it for what I'm putting into it (in the event I'm ultimately not happy).
I liked that amp a lot auditioning it. Also, it is a little bigger and louder than a lot of the other models I was looking at. That will come in handy if I decide to use it at gigs more quickly than I thought. With the MP3 input, I predict it will get a lot of use around the house for general music amplification, and may eventually go to my son when he gets a little older.
Long term, I'm sure I'll upgrade to a tube amp.