audio horizons-Unhappy & Why

Needing a tube preamp! gonna pull the trigger on a Audio Horizons 2.1 preamp. Audiophiles, one final oppertunity to change my mind and steer me elsewhere, all the discussions have lauded the Audio Horizons 2.1, anyone having an opposite opinion and why. Price < $3k
I'm very happy with Audio Horizons. I use the tube pre-amp and the tube DAC. Generally, as you see from the chat threads, users love the products. There are exceptions to the rule, such as Tvad, but they are the exception.

Since there is a home audition program, I think you should take advantage of it. In more than 1000 posts, and across several threads, comments about the home audition have expressed satisfaction, even those who may have chosen a different pre-amp ultimately.

One thing about this thread that I do regret is that someone who reads the title but not the thread may get the mistaken impression that you are saying that you are unhappy with Audio Horizons, and why. Maybe you can correct that situation?
I also thought about the poor use of wording in the OP thread. It does seem to give an initial impression that he already doesn't like it. Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing other viewpoints. In the over 1000 post thread, Victor mentioned when someone asked him that the average return of preamp demos was about 10%.
Well he does say try to steer him away from the Audio Horizons, no reason given. He asks specifically for alternatives to think about.
I am not commenting on how good or bad it sounds.
He is suffering having to make major decision. Perhaps your reassurances is all he needs. I simply told him of the pleasure I now have.
Lots of great preamps for under $3k. Heck, I just found two under $500 that compete well with other preamps I've owned that cost 5 - 6 times more.

Considering the generous trial period, as well as the many happy users, why not listen to the Audio Horizons and decide for yourself. Maybe try and get a couple more preamps on trial at the same time so you can compare.

Not sure why you would want to be talked out of something that has very little risk to begin with.
Possibly could have chosen my subject header differently, however, it appears with all the adulations of the AH, as well as any preamp, I wanted to know why someone was unhappy with the unit and what preamp they opted for. Sometimes more is learned from weaknesses than strengths.