I completely agree with the OP. I became so tired of the sterile sounding "Factor" series conversion that I got rid of my Eventide pedals. I'm a longtime Eventide user too. Strangely, the 20-year-old H3000 sounds much better than any of the Factor series and also the Eclipse. There is something about the DA that sounds better on the H3000, but I suspect it may have an unprocessed analog dry-through, which is the big issue with the pedals. Once you convert the dry signal, accentuated by inferior quality convertors, you lose something both in tone and feel.