I just got this unit 2 days ago, but I am really enjoying it. I use it to drive my poweramp (Focus SA), and it has more features than you can shake a stick at. And you can tweak the hell out of each feature. I have used it once live with my band but mostly with headphones. So far I am really liking the Hiwat 200. Its so clean! I've always loved that Entwistle sound and this gets me closer. I also like the califorinia/ mesa 400+ and the studio tone/sm 500. I think, to keep things from getting too complicated, its best to zone in on just a couple of the amp models otherwise the endless possibilities can be distracting. I also prefer to turn off the cab modelling. I already have good cabs (EA and schroeder) so i dont want to mess with their sound. I am not much of an effects guy, but the analog chorus and fuzz bass effects will be useful. I wouldnt bother with most of the rest... except for foolin' with. I initially bought this unit because I need to switch from fingers to pick (but not have the "click" of the pick) instantly during gigs with out a bunch button and knob twiddling. It does that and a whole lot more. Of course, there is much twiddling to do when programming it. I wish the manual had an index. I think I am going to put together a "cheat sheet" that explains how to perform the steps for the features I use. I think that will simplify the pod a bit for me. This thing can get mighty complicated if you let it. I have gone thru about 8 preamps trying to find one that meets all my needs (light, instant channel switching etc) and I wish I would have bought the bass podxt sooner. Any other Bass POD users care to share their experiences?