I'm late too the party. That said I really didn't get to interested until that Bogner re-amp thread which was a no contest win for the XTC. That said for the first time, and then a few days later when I heard a clip from Audioholic of the AxeFx that had me interested in checking it out. Now, I got a bunch of pms and e-mails about what I think of it, and I was very non-committal. If I own it I'll use unit and will make it sound ball park the same as anything else. Even though I prefer miked cabs I have gone so far and made my own impulse response for my cab/mic set-up so I can DI my amps if I feel like it. Where am I going with this? Well, my deciding factor of gear staying is how does it feel. Playing around with it was enough fun that I decided this wasn't going anywhere, and I finally cracked the manual open and started editing. The box does feel awesome. I tweaked around and liked what I got. Then I slammed the front with a Demeter midboost...perfect. No big deal I can get there with a overdrive, delay and a Twin. But how would it do for fretless? It was off the hook, this is going to be my go to fretless set-up. So...I really think the box is "all that" for my application. For any one else? I dunno...I'm just me.