I still have several pieces of Heathkit gear, not beacause I'm sentimental, but because they work well. I have a Heath signal generator that, when used with my very accurate and modern frequency counter, is an excellent FG for amateur bench work. I have a Heathkit VTVM that is very accurate and I still use it often. I also have an old Heathkit AM-1 SWR bridge, it has been updated with matched hot carrier diodes and one percent resistors, making it a very accurate and useful tool in the shack. There are still plenty of bargains to be had on Heathkit test equipment, and if you know what you are doing you can wind up with a very fine piece of equipment. Most of the stuff that Heathkit made was very high quality and easily repairable. Too bad the new Heathkit is failing so miserably, selling ten dollar digital clocks and junky crystal radio sets for a hundred dollars is not a business model for success.