That's fine, I'm not expecting or requiring it to be attached. Just included and functional. Totally understand not wanting an attached one, or not wanting one from the same company, but they're limiting the function of the device out of the box by not including one IMO. It's not rack gear, its a floor modeler, so I don't really get the comparison. I think it makes sense for the smaller devices like the FM3 or the HX Stomp to not have them attached/included because those are designed to ultra-compact. If that was Neural's intention they added four too many footswitches to the device to meet the requirement anyways, might as well make it all useable out of the box. Fractal and Line 6 both end up with a lot of people using (much less expensive) third party controllers because they're proprietary ones are overpriced for a controller and also don't include an expression pedal. I already had this discussion once, I'm not talking about an integrated EXP pedal attached to the device. I'm talking about making all of the features of the unit available to the end user out of the box.