Adcom GFP 750: why spend more?

After reading all the rave reviews since the late 90's I finally caved in and bought a second hand need to say more, it is quite an amazingly transparent gear and smoked my VTL 5.5 in the area of transparency, neutrality and bass control....and with my tube DAC, I do not need more tube magic in my system.
I am wondering what can be gained by spending more all the way to 20 times more to buy an active SS or tube preamp that will induce some coloration at best. In other words, when the almost ideal absence of coloration is available with balanced in-out, remote, balance control, HT by-pass and pre-out, when is more needed, really? Please educate me on the benefits of "more" when less is likely more in the world of I missing something?
I'm sure you feel your new Adcom preamp sounds better than a JVC or Pioneer receiver. Please educate me on the difference. How could a $1200 preamp sound better than a $250 receiver? Why spend more than $250 on a receiver?

Bottom line, reviews don't mean crap...if it's good enough for you, then it's good enough. 'nuff said....enjoy...

Monarchy M24 DAC and Classe Fifteen amplifier, I am trying to stay under a grand or so for each component. As for "good enough is good enough", that sure is the mother of all advices...
Both the DAC and amp are excellent. I suspect they are a nice sounding combination with the Adcom. You can get better but it is going to cost even buying used. Enjoy.
I completely agree. It is an amazing preamplifier for the money and competes with much more expensive units. Let's not forget that despite the Adcom badge, this thing was designed for Adcom by none other than Nelson Pass!