I can respect that. I have a McIntosh C2600 preamp which is tasty and euphonic. I have rolled tubes and ended up sticking with some used tubes made over 50 years ago - hardly SOTA!
My philosophy on a DAC however is measured performance. I want the cleanest most accurate reliable conversion possible with proven track record and independent measurements to prove it - all for a reasonable cost and not crazy money.
So measurenents are important to me with regard to DAC. So my praise for PS Audio DAC is because they measure beyond reproach. My concern about Schiit being that they rarely if ever measure well.