I've been thinking about having a second power supply around, and going a bit bigger this time around, because it is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.... So I ask the question on KE0OG's weekly Youtubed live stream show. I ask about a linear power supply, even half jokingly asked about how truly terrible Pyramid is (I have a strange, terrible urge to buy a PSK-52 and potentially waste $240 just to see how awful they are), to get a general feel of the room. Both Mr. Casler and the chat room became very passionate about how great switching power supplies are, how much they have improved, how cheap and lightweight they are. Almost a general "DON'T BUY" on any linear, not even a high quality one. So, I ask the esteemed members of this board, what is the current state of this question? Are linear power supplies dying, are they a thing of hardcore HF purists to reduce any potential noise, are they a thing for old men who can't take to liking these new fangled switchers, are they a relic of the past? Or are they a more expensive, heavy, but valuable thing that holds its own in the market place for a good reason? I'm only on my way up in radio, looking to upgrade to General and head my way to more HF some day, maybe an amp some year. I see that Astron has a stellar reputation, that there are many claims that linear really is that much quieter. I don't mind a 50 pound tank sitting on my bench. I might spend the money to get a 70 amp monster and handle anything. I've already got a 25/30 A MFJ switcher that is doing well. So, I really am curious. Any help on this matter would be appreciated. Especially talking me out of that 52 amp Pyramid (even if it is just to let the smoke out and maybe have a project to fix).