PSA alert! Hype/Reality thread eh... Well I'd have to say hype...just an amazing PR achievement. When I got this thing I couldn't believe it. First I thought maybe it's broken. Then I thought OK it's not what I imagined so I tried various amps and completely re-adjusted my amps every way imaginable. I felt victimized. I felt dumb. I tried stacking this thing before and after whatever. I gave it a rest and revisited days later. I tried to figure out who it's for since it's obviously not for me. I never post on here or anywhere really but I felt the need to say something... So OK ya win some ya lose some but this one stands out. I rarely pay this much for a pedal (the last time was when i bought the Mini Bone from PTD and I only paid $200.00 for that) - that's a great pedal by the way. So if you feel adventursome and have some very disposable cash... Otherwise try to find one of these you can plug in first because you'll know really fast if this thing ain't in your wheelhouse. Oh and who do I think it's for? Best guess is atmospheric strummers who don't need their notes to have any weight or body and don't mind dissappearing into the mix...It's great for that!