Personally I prefer the feel of a tube amp. Especially a cranked one, I have the feeling that the amp reacts to my play. For home use however, I've got a 20W Roland Cube in the living room. It's closed, no exposed high voltage tubes (so harmless for the kids)indestructable (also for the kids), it sounds acceptable when I play my Guitar on the couch when the boys are sleeping upstairs. Anyone?