On a total whim today I bought the Earthquaker Devices Afterneath. I went into my local mom & pop music store intending to buy a totally different pedal - an overdrive - and decided to try out the Afterneath instead. I quickly decided it would be the perfect pedal for hours of turning knobs and musical craziness. Once I got it home I was initially disappointed with the more extreme sounds and began to doubt I would find a more consistently usable sound. I turned it off and played for a while without it and contemplated going back and returning it for the pedal I had originally wanted to buy. Then I went back to the Afterneath and discovered that, for me anyway, the key is finding the right balance between the Length (=Decay) knob and the Mix knob. I settled on 1:30 for Length and 11:00 for Mix, which made for a nice otherworldly reverb that wasn't too overbearing. Leaving those two knobs alone, I could then twiddle the other knobs for more creative sounds that still didn't drown my guitar tone. One small issue I still have with the pedal is the Drag knob, which goes between a more pingy, delay-like reverb (counterclockwise) and a regular reverb (clockwise). I find that when I turn it all the way counterclockwise there's a lot of background noise, kind of a high-pitched buzzing. But the noise leaves once I get the knob to about 10:00. Otherwise, I'm really liking this pedal a lot, after only a few hours. If anyone's interested I'll write more about it once I get to explore it some more.