I just couldn't bring myself to pay for a Helix LT let alone the Floor or an AX8 as to be honest, the clips (and man have I listened to a LOT of clips of late) did not wow me. At all. Both the Fractal and Line 6 products here. Kemper sounded KILLER...couldn't afford a Kemper sadly... So, I decided to get a Focusrite Scarlett and Helix Native as it was on special and all up it was nearly 1/4 of the price of the AX8. I needed something as I wanted to create some scratch tracks so I would have been crazy to not take advantage of the 30% off L6 sale. First 15 minutes were BAD. I'll be brutally honest here...it was HD500 tones as far as the ear could hear. I was a tad dismayed about how awful the stock Helix cabs were but I had a bundle of Ownhammer IRs from my Two Notes product days and knew they would sort the issue. After loading some random IRs, the difference was huge. Suddenly I had chunky gain tones, killer cleans and really awesome classic rock stuff. Brian May, fuzzy doom, woody Matchless and SLO fever...lol I played for like 3 hours straight and my fingers are killing me. I don't think Helix has tight enough bottom end for truly djent worthy high gain even with using a low cut but it sounds good for most things and surprisingly the mid gain tones L6 has seriously improved now (as they were always the struggle for every past L6 modelling engine). I went from phew...dodged a bullet there to hmm...maybe the LT would have been good. lol Still my foremost reason for getting a Helix was recording so I'm pretty darn happy now. Glad I took the plunge. Interface works like an absolute charm; it and Native had no perceptible latency. FX on Native are pretty solid too. Just need more IRs. If you're on the fence, jump in. I'm pretty impressed so far.