"I've decided to move (slowly) to Elinchrom, for reasons I won't bore people with!"
I don't think we would be bored.
Perhaps I'm too much of a lighting nerd and Elinchrom fan.
The main reason for the change was that although I use mostly 200ws units and only rarely need more power, at a recent shoot I just needed an effects light with just a bit more oomph. Now I do have a 930ws light, it is monstrously large & heavy and doesn’t use the Multiblitz ‘P’ mount but the larger more pro ‘V’ mount, so I bought a lower cost Multiblitz ‘P’ 500ws Profilite, however after nearly a year of use, I’m missing the fast recycle times and short flash durations of the Plus range that I currently use. So after a bit of procrastination decided to splash out £999 on a new ‘V’ mount X5 (500ws) head, only to find out when I went to order it the price had increased to a (for me) unjustifiable £1329! So spurred on to look elsewhere I kept coming back to the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500’s better specified, plus the creative modes and over £600 cheaper. Now I’d already purchased a D-lite One some time ago to use as a head to get into tight spaces with a few modifiers, also over the years I’ve used many Elinchrom units without any issues, so know them quite well operationally & felt it made sense to go down this route. I’ve no issue in mixing differing brands and over the years have indeed used; Bowens, Bron & Hensel amongst others. A quick look at the secondhand market shows that there is little chance of recouping enough cash on my Mutliblitz kit (due to their high cost & low market share in comparison to other brands) to make it viable for a wholesale switch of brands, so I’ll still be a Multiblitz user, but also an ELinchrom one as well, from now on.