That was quick. It didn’t take long for me to become a convert. Since May I’ve gone through a Mustang GT40, a Line 6 Firehawk and finally a Helix.It all started with the Mustang which really opened my eyes to the quality of modern modelers. I never expected it to be a good as a Kemper, Helix, etc but it exceeded my expectations. I proceeded to the Firehawk, having some gear that I could trade for it. It was a step up from the Mustang. The Vox and Marshall tones were better, the effects models and routing are better. The App was better too. It’s quality and ease of use tipped me over the edge about modeling. I realized that this was the easiest way to play at home, record, be space efficient and without any "it's too loud" issues, etc. I realized that it was inevitable that I would want a Helix or Helix LT. So I returned the Firehawk for a Helix (financial assist from trading more unwanted, surplus gear). I also got an Alto TS210 powered PA speaker as low budget quasi-FRFR speaker. The Helix requires no further reviews but here are my impressions after a couple of days. User interface is pretty straight forward although navigation is not as quite as easy as the youtube videos suggest. It’s easy to get a simple patch built without too much time spent learning anything but the device is very sophisticated in terms of functions so there is a learning curve. The modeling (both amps and effects) is top notch as you would expect. There is more depth to the sound is how I would describe it. Plus there are endless ways to tweak the tone. Modeling has come a long way since the original POD, almost 20 years ago. That said, the presets are nothing to write home about. Effects routing and signal chain editing is outrageously good. Patches and set lists are easy to set up and navigate (not that I have any set lists built yet). One feature I particularly like is “Snapshots”. Essentially you could build a “Jimi” patch with a couple of amps and a fuzz, ovtavia, wah, Univibe, delay, reverb, etc. Then you can take 8 “snapshots” with different combinations of gain, effects, settings and label each snapshot: P Haze Intro, Haze Lead, Foxy, Wind, Voodoo, Machine, L Wing, Red House. In essence one patch has all your basic Jimi tones. That’s amazing. I am happy with the Alto although it’s not a true FRFR speaker. It is really solid. So the value to me is that I no longer have to worry about finding an amp that can produce any tone at bedroom levels. I don’t need a huge pedalboard or bother switching out different pedals to achieve a specific tone. I don’t have to bother to mic an amp for recording. I have purchased my last amplifier and effect pedal. I’m not getting rid of my PRRI and effects but it will get less use. I actually plan on doing an A/B with the PRRI to attempt to build a patch in Helix that sounds exactly like my favorite tone setting with the PRRI. I will be selling trading in a few more pedals for which I will no longer have a need.