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Personally I have always found that valve watts provide much more drive than SS watts. So roughly speaking you need double the SS watts to be equivalent to those of a valve amp. Also the behavior of the two types are different when they run out of puff and get into clipping.
I had a Bosch and it worked well for the 9 years we lived at the property. No idea if the new people still use it. Regular cleaning helped I'm sure and regular rinsing of nasty gummed plates before loading is good housekeeping IMHO.
I don't miss having one. Washing up is easy enough, albeit with 2 people living here. Different with a large family I'm sure.