Let me try making your Thursday super wonderful.
I joined BHW almost two years back and have read many wonderful email marketing posts here. They usually talk about Sendy, MailChimp, Sendgrid etc.. MailChimp, Sendgrid are nice tools but highly costly when it comes to sending more emails frequently.
But nothing can beat the affordability and reliability of Amazon SES. I have heard Amazon SES works best when you want your emails in the Priority tab of your subscribers.