I don't know how to put this, this may be a sickness... really..No disrespect or disregard intended. When I read a review about some device, doesn't matter what or which, if I see the name "POD" , "Line 6" or anything somewhat resembles those, I immediately stop reading that review. Again, eventhough I do not find that particular brand appealing to me, I am not against using it. I really don't know, it somewhat feels fake to read that review and it makes ME insecure When a person compares a good tube preamp with their POD XTs (or live or whatever), that moment, the whole review become useless to me. Not that every person who uses their PODs for recording (or gigging) doesn't know anything about anything, I guess it is just me. I owned more than several "emulation" type of equipment ever the years. I owned most of the early Digitech stuff both floor and rackmount (RP and two digits, GSP and 4 digits), I owned the new RP series stuff (rp and 3 digits), I tried Behringer's V-Amps, etc. I have no negative feelings towards amp or tone emulation. But somehow particularly "POD" creeps me out. Maybe they brag about it so much about the things that device can do or maybe I am not ready to except someone actually simulated the saturated power tube sound. Any of you feel that way? PS. Worst part is, my feelings towards to original equipment get effected too I start to think less of that unit.