I have an Axe 2, Axe Ultra, and a POD HD Desktop (among other stuff). The POD is quite good, actually, and it seems to leave peacefully with my Fractal products. Please don't act like a cork sniffing douche, it gives Fractal owners a bad rep... I can totally understand liking the $2000 box better but if you think you NEED one to get good tone, you must really suck. IMHO. And posting condescending stuff is just lame.