Yeah, I think I read that the MXR Univibe is just an analog chorus with vibrato. Which is fine if that's what you want. Plenty of people seem to love it. I looked at the Animals pedal too, it looked really cool and their whole line is cheap enough and they look interesting enough to eventually take a flyer on something. It's great that there's all these smaller pedal companies out there making something besides fuzz and overdrive pedals. I think the world has plenty of those, ha. I was bummed about the Lovepedal thing. Apparently there's two versions of their Vibronaut with the same name and they seem to perform quite a bit differently, if reviews are to be believed. The five-knob is a photo-cell Univibe unit and the four-knob I guess is digital, or at least it's not photo-cel. Unfortunately, because of the confusion, its hard to sort out what people think of these since one guy complaining about their unit not having enough thump (or pick your adjective) and he may not go to the trouble of explaining what version he's got. If you are lucky they will describe their pedal with enough specificity that you can deduce that they're talking about the digital version or the analog. Reverb reviews are a mess in this regard because they don't seem to differentiate the two versions. But as near as I can tell, the green five knob pedals seem to be more coveted, and are, not surprisingly, hard to find stateside. I think he's a pretty small company and this pedal has been discontinued, unfortunately. Ah well, the search continues.