OK, the Pods are in. I got one today, and found time to futz around with it for a half hour or so. Yep, it emulates them amps really bitchen. It emulates the old effects really well, too. A little too well for my taste, on some of them. Like that Boss Octaver? The emulation is perfectly as crappy as the original. Line 6 is quick to point this out in the documentation, so it's nothing they don't know. Overall, this is a totally bitchen thing, though. The presets are fun, and can be adjusted ad infinitum. I set it to "Silverface" which emulates the Fender Bassman 50-watt, my first amp. Yessir, that's the one. It's amazing. I thought that amp sucked so bad because of the way it saturated and had what I then considered a monumentally crappy tone. Now I can emulate it whenever I want. That'll be real soon. Maybe when I get the blues and need to play them. I ran it through my Eden WT-300 (which I consider to have monumentally excellent tone). It really does an excellent job of emulating amps (at least the ones I've heard). I put it on the SWR clone, and it sounded like ... you guessed it, SWR. It even emulates the Eden through the Eden. So, if you like to fiddle around with a lot of different sounds, rush out and get one. GC should have 'em by now. Don't pay more than $300 for one. Even less is better.