Up until know I have worked exclusively with tungsten lighting. But the time has come for me to invest ina monolight which I will primarily use to shoot portraits. 2 questions: 1. WHat are the good brands? I don't mind shelling out the dough if its gonna last me until I'm an old man. I hear good things about Opus and Elinchrom. Other than that I'm clueless. 2. How much W/S do I need in my monolight to light a batch 5 people If I have a large softbox at my disposal? Are there any issues attaching a 56x72" softbox to say, a 400 w/s? Is that a bad idea? I guess I should really investigate the basics of flash systems before I make a purchase. Anyone with any advice??