Except for maybe a toy if I find one cheap enough I will NEVER buy myself a modeling amp. Let me start out by saying my decision has nothing to do with me not thinking they are good enough. On the contrary, from the way some of y'all won't stop raving about them I bet some of them are exceptional. My issue with them has nothing to do with me being too old school, or too snobby, or not liking change and modern technology. My decision is simply if I complete my quest of gear, I will be sad . I enjoy the painstaking diligence of buying a new amp. I crave new pedal days. When I can't sleep at night I like to peruse Craigslist, eBay, Reverb, the members classified section. I get a kick out of telling myself "no more gear" only to realize I am lying to myself (I pulled off that one just tonight when I found a great deal on a Keeley pedal. Actually Reverb shouldn't be legal ). Buying an expansion pack (or whatever they are) is just not the same thing to me. It's just one of those things that if I have everything I won't have anything to look forward to. I've never been one to fixate on sounding exactly like whomever. I've always felt that if your rig sounds great then versatility isn't important. If your rig sounds great, it will sound great even if it doesn't sound "right". I've had a POD XT Live in the past. Except for needing to be hooked up to a computer to really get the most of it, I would still recommend it. While I definitely prefer single pedals for several reasons, multi effect pedals serve an important role. In fact my newest pedal really isn't any different than a multi effect pedal. It runs on algorithms and with the optional controller it's a reverb, shimmer, chorus, and delay. I love my new Neunaber! But unless I was in a cover band I couldn't imagine getting another POD type thing again for the same reason I wouldn't get a modeling amp. I just love getting new and different pedals to play with and I don't want an "everything you need" pedal. If I get another amp in the future I only hope it will be as painstaking for me as it was with my recent amp. The thrill is in the hunt .