I first got into delays with a Boss DD6 many years ago. I couldn't bond with it (turns out I'm not into digital delays), and quickly let it go. Quite a few years later I've picked up an MXR Carbon Copy and loved it so much that I thought I now understand delays and got an additional one: a Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay. Then, at the end of last year, the Carbon Copy stopped working properly one day: the regen pot stopped doing anything, spinning it had no effect. I threw it away and replaced it on my board with the Deep Blue Delay, but it just wasn't doing it, so I started looking at other delays. They needed to be warm and have a longer delay time. The Jam Delay Llama was considered.
Then I've accidentally come across Meet Maude and couldn't believe it. All the demos were great, and the random chorus modulation sounded fantastic. You can of course turn it off if you want, but you can also do RHCP's "Soul to Squeeze" with it. It's warm, you can boost the signal with it, you have what ammounts to a tone control on it. I also own a Strymon Flint which I'm not sure I'd replace if I didn't have it anymore: all I need is Maude.
I actually became such a fan of Fairfield Circuitry after Maude that I've also bought the "An Unpleasant Surprise" fuzz. I don't think they make a bad pedal in the whole bunch.
I've been playing guitar for longer than I care to admit, so I don't gush easily about gear. This is the real deal.