Akoustas - Those are both absolutely excellent, but very different colors of brown, and both with very different hues. One warm, one cold.
I actually have one of each, the Hober you saw, and a Drakes, and I would recommend highly you do the same.
Yes and no. It takes exposure and an open mind more than anything else.Pretty solid vibe these days. Friendly, helpful and a lot of pretty solid MC fits. Different vibe than SWD, but good all the same.