http://geargods.net/interviews/in-the-axe-fx-vs-kemper-debate-twelve-foot-ninja-chooses-line-6/ So the article at that link focuses on ONE guitarist talking about choosing Line 6 over Axe-FX and why (in detail, no less). But at the bottom of the article there's an embed of a new Line 6 video interviewing a lot of major modern metal guitarists about how they use Pod HD and XT (ostensibly, it's to promote the new Metal add-on pack for the HD series). The most interesting thing to me, however, was the profiled guitarist breaking down his reasoning and experience with the Axe-FX that made him scurry back to the Pod HD500 (to be fair, he uses Variaxes extensively, but that has little to do with what he states in the article). I already came to a similar conclusion in that I've found "my sound" before ever touching any of the "big boys". I have no need to chase beyond the wealth of awesome modeling amps (for the rare live gig I have to do) and software VSTs (for all my studio work) out there right now. I'm curious to see what everyone else thinks.