And so it goes. The second "Monster" Axe-FX thread is now 1000 posts; so it is closed to save on issues with performance on TGP when mega-threads exist. That this discussion has gone this far is amazing to me. The Monster II thread got very personal. Folks are debating about things not related in any way to the Axe-FX; that's a slippery slope. Keep it out of the personal slams. The two main devices used in the last thread are An ad hominem argument and the "Straw Man Fallacy". An ad hominiem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of the source making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim. The process of proving or disproving the claim is thereby subverted, and the argumentum ad hominem works to change the subject. A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "set up a straw man," one describes a position that superficially resembles an opponent's actual view, yet is easier to refute. Then, one attributes that position to the opponent. For example, someone might deliberately overstate the opponent's position. While a straw man argument may work as a rhetorical techniqueand succeed in persuading peopleit carries little or no real evidential weight, since the opponent's actual argument has not been refuted. Drop that sort of tact please. Let's keep the discussion to the gear and leave all the psychobabble out of it. As I type this, we are about a week into firmware version 7.0 of the Axe-FX. It's been a remarkable ride from version 3.15 (when I got mine) to now. I'm going to paste the update notes so you can get a feeling for the level of what Fractal offers - for FREE. IMHO, which means in MY honest OPINION, this thing has given me everything I've ever asked for at this point. The user cab IR's and the new reworked power tube settings seal the deal for me. I've done over 60+ shows with this box direct to FOH. I've not had one issue, one hiccup or been less than pleased with what I can do and what I am getting from this thing once. Peace. And again - keep it off the personal tip. If you come onto this thread for a fight, you are probably in the wrong place.