The best amps I play in the last year:
Savage Macht 12. This is a killer little cranking amp. Sort of leans toward a Marshall tone, but still fits in the Fender combo-type crowd. Vicious little bastard. $1600
EVH 5150 III. First off, it does NOT make you sound like Eddie Van Halen. Second, this not a versatile amp to go play fusion or country - or even modern Heavy Metal. But if you want a punchy, in your face, even toned high gain amp for playing hard rock or old school metal, this the shit $2000 for the head
Peavy JSX - I know why Joe likes this amp! Don't know remember the price, but it not cheap.
I can't remember the name, but someone has put out an amp that for all means and purposes is Howard Dumble Overdrive Special clone.
Screamin' Michael Jamsmith - www.jamsmith.com
"You CAN polish a turd, but you just end up with a shiny turd."