I've been a Speck owner/user for years. Nothing but props for Vince and his products.
I have one of his parametric equalizers. It was new when I was at Mackie, and he sent me one to evaluate, and to compare to the EQ in Mackie's boards. After using it on a couple of projects in a friend's studio in Seattle, I didn't see any reason why I shouldn't pay him for it.
There was a time when I was dreaming of moving to Southern California (I still do, occasionally) and eventually settled on the northen San Diego area - Oceanside and Camp Pendelton are the landmarks there. I knew Vince was somewhere near San Diego, so we talked about that area at what I think was the last AES show where he exhibited. His new large format line level console was new then. He said he was in Fallbrook and that the next time I got down there, to get in touch and he'd show me around. He gave me a nice tour of a nice town, bought me a nice lunch, and I almost bought three houses there, but chickened out.
Maybe some day I'll figure out how to move. Having been in my present house for 40 years, and the one before that (three miles away) for 23 years, I get the chills whenever I think about throwing something away.