Ok...I listened, and the playing is very good. I just can't get into the vibe of the direct recording from a modeler. Maybe it sounds better live? Something is just viscerally missing for me....probably because I'm a guitar player and know the feeling. There is an interaction between the guitar/amp/speaker relationship that is just missing with the modelers. Convenience factor is cool. I've considered getting a Tonelab just for that. I think I'd rather have a Groovetubes SE II for going direct since the guitar/amp/speaker interface is still present in some capacity. Whatever you like...just isn't for me, I guess.