I also believe there is a bright future ahead of these guys. That being said, I don't share your take on the QC being "it" for capturing devices. Not yet, anyway. Kemper's mature ecosystem still gives it an edge to the Quad Cortex's rather chaotic one at present. You can get well-organized profile packs of the vast majority of amps out there. Sorting through them is a breeze with the Rig Manager because you can see detailed metadata for everything and get an idea of gain levels at a glance. Most importantly, every profile is instantly available for audition, so it's quite easy to rummage for what you want. You have 1,000 slots on the device and several times that in the Rig Manager. On the Cortex app, on the other hand, you can get a handful of related captures from Tone Junkies, Neural and a few others. It's a stretch to call those "packs". You only have 256 slots, and you have to fill them up to audition. Also, there is no desktop manager to make it easy. There's very little metadata, and it's not consistently applied. Neither the UI nor most of the descriptions tell you what it actually is that's being "captured". Most importantly, there is no marketplace, so the providers of content are handcuffed as to what they can do. I think the Capture thing will be handcuffed as long as that chaotic randomness is present in the Cortex app. I know they've said they have plans to combat that, but I wonder how they'll retcon away all of the vaguely-described one-off stuff that's already been uploaded when they do. Sure, the UI rocks otherwise, and it's a lot more compact. But on the other hand, it's harder to buy and is $150 more than a Stage new or $400-450 more than a gently used Stage on Reverb or elsewhere. Of course, if "capturing" or "profiling" only matters to you in terms of the gear you already own - and it's only amps, cabs and drive pedals - then, sure.....the QC might be the one to consider.