Just got a MKVII and California Tweed 4:40. Once Randall Smith and the old guard fully depart, I seriously doubt I will buy anything Mesa sells. I predict it's only a matter of time before Gibson ruins this company.
I've still got my MKIV's, MKI, MKIIC+ and MKV 90W.
I'm still mixed on the MKVII. It doesn't "blow me away" neither does my MKV 90W. But I will take my time playing and experimenting. My 92 MKIV REV A's are still my go to's. But tastes and hearing can change over time....so we'll see. I'm neither underwhelmed or impressed with it just yet.
But I do enjoy the somewhat simpler functionality (sans the midi and cab-clone).
I read people bitching about the old style tolex and old combo cab size of the MKVII. I like them both. The same Tuki padded covers that fit my IIC+, MKI & MKIV's fit my MKVII.
Too bad the new MK footswitches are so thin, cheap and flimsy. Not solid and substantial like the old MKIV footswitches.....oh well.