I’m about to build one. Have all the components, just waiting on the PCB/panel to arrive. I’d offer to build one, but I try to fit my DIY between fulltime work, a toddler and other music endeavours. Plus living on the west coast may not be ideal.
There are a few east coasters that I see regularly post DIY builds for sale, either on the AW FB page or eBay.
I can definitely recommend exploring SMD stuff a bit more. A good iron and a $150 binocular microscope from ebay go a long way, especially for 0603 sized components. Plus there are always people willing to help on the DIY forums for any troubleshooting.