I went from the FX8 to the Helix and I'd say the OP's review is spot on. My biggest issue with the FX8 is that when gigging, if ANYTHING came up.....I felt panicked. Looking down, you really have no clue as to what's going on. On the Helix, I've even changed a patch mid-song without even blinking an eye. Yes, the reverbs and delays are not up to the FX8's level. They're good enough....and I have confidence that Line6 will take care of that in an upcoming release whereas.