I'm so confused by this thread... Was this meant to somehow justify that the OP likes his Katana? For what it is, the Katana is a fine amp. I've played through a few and while they just aren't my personal taste, I can see the appeal. I would have killed for a Katana 25 years ago when I was first learning to play, and when I was playing with my first bands in high school. They are a good "Jack of all tones" setup for someone who needs versatility in an affordable package. Tones are quite convincing, but lean to far to the higher gain realm than I personally prefer. For me, I don't want to hook my amps to a computer and tweak software.