ive been interested in going with amp modeling a while now. A buddy has a firehawk, and I've almost bought one a few times, but the general advice was always "don't do it" since it's already been sort of abandoned... the firehawk was kinda in between the HD series and the helix, and the Bluetooth seemed to always have issues for people, my buddy included... I was worried the helix is going to be abandoned in a year, but that doesn't seem to be what most people believe... but at the same time the helix seems like it wins with ease of use over all the other high end units... I considered the atomic and the ax8 as well, but the ax8's price, and requirement for extras on day one was a huge turn off... and the atomic doesn't seem to even be popular on its own website... the forum is full of people who feel like the platform isn't moving ahead... The helix was the only one I could try, and the local GC didn't even have an LT in store... so I tried a regular helix, and I was sold... I had to get the wife on board, and I'm having to sell a guitar, THR10x and some pedals... but the helix will be here Wednesday. If it's as good as I think it was in store, I'll sell my tube amps and cab too... Say a little prayer for me if anyone has some tips for "day one" getting it set up to sound good, I'd appreciate it. I bought a pair of presonus monitors to go with it(had points on amazon the pretty much covered them) and I'll probably add a pa speaker soon, for the bigger sound... but that can wait a little bit.