exactly! i think yamaha rushed this out and it is the 1st gen so they missed on a few things.Stompboy is towing the company line in a way and well...thats what salesmen do..Yes, that defense was bizarre. I like stompboy, but sometimes you see people defending a bad decision - either because it's their job or they're invested themselves in DEFENDING THE PRODUCT so much - that it makes you wonder what they are thinking.
The Yamaha decision to make this a REAL amp, by gosh, and real amps don't have presets, you know went way too far. You have a digital amp with a custom built computer interface, and you can't even store presets inside the computer program? Forget about theoretically cluttering up an amp panel with preset buttons or LED displays - this is just setting data stored on a computer somewhere that could send that data directly to the amp - the same way the knobs on the amp send the data to the amp and control the parameters. The THR5/10 series did it, so it's not like it's some advanced alien technology that Yamaha couldn't master. It was, instead, part of a ill conceived "let's make this so real amp like that people will forget it's digital" plan that went way too far.
And to head off the inevitable "but that means you need to have a computer connected that's not like a real amp!!!" defense against my suggestion, yamaha made the decision to require you to hook up to that same computer and program to just switch between OD and reverb types. So it's not like they're anti computer purists by any means.
I'm in the same boat as Matt - I'd be using this for recording, and having two layered amps with different OD and boost settings makes it next to impossible to come back at a later date and match your existing tracks without having those settings stored in a preset somewhere.