Just for discussion I believe that that we are living in the golden age of guitar gear technology. I've witnessed pedals develop over the years where today's dirt boxes have become almost amp like in themselves.Years ago you would have never seen tubes, contour or presence knobs on a simple distortion pedal. Now what used to require a rack full of gear is now in a pedal format. Eventide anyone? I personally think that the simple headstock tuner was a genius invention. Guitar synths have now been reduced to pedals and require no clumsy pick-up system (EHX) Where do we think we are headed?..What do you see happening in the next five years gear wise? Are high end modelling systems like the axe fx gong to be reduced both in price and size, or are they just going to get better keeping the expensive price point? Is Digitech going to have a breakthrough to expand on their TRIO line to have the built in bass and drums follow riffs? (nudge/wink*) I personally like how simple dirt boxes have been evolving. Take out your crystal balls, and it's just for discussion.