That's the thing, this little orange pedal that amateur guitarists hate is on a whole bunch of professional recordings by famous people - and in its stock form. When you mentioned above that the mod makes this pedal sing, I agree wholeheartedly. That's the word - it sings when you play guitar solos. Regarding the stock pedal, I think people just need to learn how to use it properly. It's meant to be used through an already mildly distorted amp, to give it a boost.