Happy New Year everyone! I'm a POD HD500X owner and I actually like the thing pretty well. I have a few go to amp models, some for clean tones and some for dirty sounds. They do take a while to get to where I want them, so that would be one reason to upgrade. A few questions for you Helix users and those who have experience with the HD as well 1.) Are the drives/distortions quite a bit better in the Helix. I saw some on the Line 6 forums saying they were harsh, which is my beef with the HD series drives. Don't want to upgrade and have to do the same endless tweaks to get a buttery drive going. 2.) Is the process of going from zero to patch created a much faster experience? Again, I'm not afraid to dive in, but if I have to adjust as much with the Helix as I do with the HD, I'll stick and stay where I'm at. 3.) Are the high gain amps easier to dial in on the Helix. I have zero problem dialing in a clean on the HD500, it's super easy. I'm mainly interested in how the process of dialing in high gain has improved/changed. Thanks ALL.