I bought a guitar just under a year ago, and recently upgraded to an orange micro terror. Now I'm looking for some pedals to expand my tonal repertoire. I have a TC HoF which I really like, partially due to the different algorithms. I really liked the quality of it, so when I found their mojo overdrive for $50, I ordered it (although it seems like its going to take a while to arrive). I mostly play classic rock and blues with a bit of jazz; I'm self taught and I learned the songs I liked. But other than that, I don't really have any one genre that I play or want to replicate. I'm looking for nice, versatile gear that will be able to handle whatever I feel like learning. I figured the next important pedal is a delay. I was originally very interested in the flashback, as it has the great TC sound and again multiple algorithms to suit multiple needs. Unfortunately TC's pedals use non-replacable footswitches, so when it wears out the its as good as dead. I don't want to have too many TC pedals, which could eventually burn out leaving me with nothing. Im looking at multiple other pedals, but I'm getting overwhelmed by the amount of choices. Google has lead me to various threads here, so I thought I'd come here to get advise from you knowledgable people. At the top of the list (in terms of price, features, and awesome factor) is the Strymon Timeline. Countless reviews seem to call it the best delay pedal, or at least an incredibly powerful one with a plethora of useful algorithms and parameters. Since I'll have plenty of time to sit down and tweak all the controls until I nail any sound I'm going for, it seems like the perfect pedal for me. Although some people seem suggest that this pedal is too powerful for someone who is not a delay enthusiast, and a simpler pedal would suit me better (or at least save me a ton of money avoiding features I'd rarely make use of). I have no idea if I'd be a hardened delay lover of just your typical delay user, because my only experience with it was on my modeling amp, which was rather limited. Some other pedals I was looking at included catalinbread (I've seen/heard several of their other pedals and always been impressed), MXR, way huge, and neunaber (because their wet is so well loved). Although I believe all of these pedals have a single algorithm. I know these are all well liked pedals, but I'm wondering how they'd compare to the TL (according to my needs). Is the TL be something I'd grow into and eventually use to its fullest, or would I be better suited with one of the cheaper alternatives?