Re: Price vs. Performance
While this is not intended to be a performance car forum, I would have to agree that the SL 65 is an amazing car, one I would be more than happy to own. I'd still want a Ferrari though as Ferrari represents more of a boyhood fantasy realized then just a performance car. I guess in that way it's no different than a pair of Wilson Audio Watt Puppies. Or Maxx's.
I currently own an Mercedes SLK but have been researching and somewhat shopping for a used Ferrari 355.
As far as Krell gear goes, the latest crop of cost no object products out of Krell are amazing. Again, you can get a lot of the Krell performance for less but you can't get THE Krell performance for anything but Krell prices. If you have the funds Krell makes a wonderful product.