I think Native sounds really good. Better than TSE X50, Thermionik, BIAS, and a few freeware ampsims. I agree about the silly GUI and having restrictions for no reason other than that's how it is on the hardware unit. There should be a setting to release those restrictions. Line 6 has said they are thinking about doing just that though. In its current state, it's hard to recommend Native to those who have to pay full price for it. Once Line 6 gets it sorted out more and make it less restrictive, I feel it'll be worth the full price. Since I own a Helix, my price is only 99 USD which is very reasonable.