Glad its working for you. Not surprised the guys at prosound web didn't like it, they are generally not much on Carvin or powered mixers.
The new power amps are using power supplies without large transformers, that is why the new ones are so light. There is something to be said for the older style amps though, especially if driving subs. I like reducing weight too, I have pair of EV SX300
speakers and they are great, I can carry both since they are around 30lbs a piece. They work great for monitors.
Anyway, rock on