I just sold my McIntosh vintage stack for a very nice deal. I have never lost money on any of my McIntosh gear, new or old. McIntosh has survived the audio industry in a way that other companies have not, despite going through different ownership. I would liken the company to your own extended family. You wouldn’t agree 100% of the time with 100% of your family.
There are the flagship products which have state of the art engineering, adopting a specific philosophy in look feel and craftsmanship. The MC462 is as good as it measures and has a specific look that is either polarizing. You love or hate the look but do get premium reliable performance.
There are the trickle down products which have competent engineering that are intended to hit a target price point or customer request.
There are blingy products like the box with the logo which offer little value other than a marketing tool for dealers to add wiggle room to negotiation.
What you get from McIntosh is consistency and reliability. It’s no different from Accuphase.
Their product cycles are slower and their expertise is amplification and tuners over digital sources. In contrast, Accuphase has additional expertise with sources in comparison to McIntosh.
McIntosh solid state gear is notable for running cool as well. Their tubes are notable for being solid state sounding and rarely have catastrophic failures due to more conservative operation.
Their amplifier from the 1960s would still be solid today (and I just sold one in great working condition)