"But my Audiobahn has 15000 wpc printed on it with chrome flames, that means it has to be totally bad ass and do rated right?"
Seriously though I've also noticed that most of the time when a company slaps there Power ratings all over the box, manual, and the amp and put's "vents/intakes/decals/random shit" all over it, it usually isn't all that great. Kinda like when a 16 year old bolts wings and a fart cannon to a cavalier to tell the world how bad ass he is, all it really says is "I'm a tool and don't realize that no matter what I do it's still a caviler and I probably should have saved my money and gotten something that is actually fast". The same goes for amps a Boss/Legacy/Pyle can slap whatever "edgy/cool/boss" decals and print 6,000,000,WATTS on every square inch of the box and amp, but in the end it's still a cheap amp.
You will get the WATTS that is no doubt, but along side with them you will get poor SNR and when heat is going up, poor performance.
Noisy Power suppliers, noisy layout of elements, bad filtering etc.
Then when you get an amp which is quarter of that power but it is strong enough to move your Speaker right, you get puzzled that it sounds better - the above is why.
And remeber: With great power, comes great responsibility