Heathkit's were very desirable when I was coming up and thousands of hams wanted them. They sold thousands, and there are still a lot of them around but, new hams don't want them. Heathkit's, like other radios of that era require certain knowledge to tune the final, and to understand an analog dial. I think I know why new hams don't want them. New hams don't have any of that knowledge, like troubleshooting and repair of electronic circuits. They buy dipole antennas, and radio equipment with digital readout that they tune only to even frequencies. Can't do that with an analog dial. And those tube finals? You have to know what resonance is, and it's really scary and difficult to measure SWR's and Watts with those things. Then there's stuff like bias current, and grid current, drive, and other really scary stuff that new radios do for you so you don't have to know anything to modulate them. Sarcasm off.