I agree with all the above, and no one is going out of business bc of this release. What I mean is, this thing takes the best stuff that kemper and helix do and puts it all together, with a touchscreen, for less money. That’s going to make a dent in market share- probably to fractal as well to at least some extent too. The good news is, like you said- all these modeling options sound fn terrific and the competition only serves to benefit... us, the consumer.I mean... Kemper sounds like a tube amp. It sounds really good. The effects are pretty good too. It's going to be fine, especially with the back-catalog of profiles. I am happy to own one and can't really see myself selling it. That said, I'm SUPER impressed with the Neural DSP amp sims (I've got six of them) and will definitely be interested in picking up a QC once the reviews are out and the bugs are fixed.
What remains to be seen is how much of fractal-esque ‘tweakability’ will be included. Like, will we be able to change & bias tubes in their models? Create dynamic custom controls, like being able to link and control knobs based pitch- you know, that sort of infinite depth that has thus far been unique to fractal? That kind of detail is not in the plugins, so I’m not sure how much to expect in that regard.