I never gave modeling much thought I haven't been playing that long, and when I play it's just guitar straight into the amp. Lately I've been wanting to get into pedals, which got me looking at multi-pedal floor units which led me to watching a bunch of YouTube videos of the Line 6 HD500X. I've decided I really don't want to drop a bunch of money on pedals when I can buy a piece of gear like this. The feature set really appeals to me a lot, I have to play quiet where I live right now so the headphone out will be perfect, and I like that I'll be able to use it as a pedalboard with my DSL40c. At this point I'm more attracted to the effects, but I'm keeping an open mind about the amp models. I can't demo one, so I've pretty much just decided to get it, I'm just wondering if anybody here has experience with a HD500X, if it's a solid piece of gear, and if you're happy with it, or not.