Had a Line 6 Spider IV amp I was micing. Decided I wanted a more direct approach and better quality for my recordings and ordered a Line 6 POD HD Rack. It was backordered and after almost a month I was frustrated. So I Googled "POD HD alternatives". AXE FX II came up and I watched like 2 videos and was very interested. Checked out the site and went holly crap this thing is 3-4x more money, but damn it sounds way better. Looked at the great forum activity and figured ok good support on this thing and more firmware updates in a month than the entire life of my Spider IV or the POD HD. I said to my wife, so I found something better and well it costs a hella lot more so can I get it? She said well if this will make you happy and you cant buy anything else for the rest of the year then go ahead. Bam I ordered it and it was delivered faster than Amazon . I had less than 24 hours invested in thinking about the AXE FX II and that's all it took. Never looked back.