I've just picked up a Prime Distortion for the GC special at $39.99. Haven't really seen any commentary on the pedal here. It seems decent so far. I agree with comments about the straightforward simplicity and essential quality of an MXR pedal. No frills, but obviously built to last, even at this low price. But I've got to wonder why GC is selling them so low. The pedal must not have been selling--but why? Could it be the name? Why Prime? What distinguishes this pedal from the Distortion + or Badass pedals or any of their other distortion pedals for that matter, none of which I've ever owned? Pedal marketing is such a baffling spider web to me. So many options over such a wide price range with such subtle differences. How do you know what's a good deal without buying them all and trying each one? Well, it's a lot of fun exploring anyway. Who am I to complain? What the hell?