I only wish it were MY booth! As you know I moonlight with Blue Northern but unfortunately, that motherlode of fly gear is way beyond my reach. I am also a faithful Lamson man like you!
In fact I am an incurable Lamsonite - I own five from loyal purchases over the years. When they first came out I was a Seattle steelheader and like many others fell in love with the meat-and-potatoes machined reel for the money. The clutch problem only hit one of mine after severe abuse from hard running fish, but they sent me six spares for clients and friends. I've only used the one over all these years, and the clutches fit ALL models.
I am not worried, the fish I've landed with these reels speak for themselves - if they could talk that is. If a fish ever talks to me it's time to take up golf!