I did some reamping tests for Jeff, and we went through about 11 or so before we got something close that he was happy with. I do think if Jeff had one infront of him again, he would definitely be able to dial in a tone that was definitely usable. The other thing which I suppose isn't really taken into consideration is running the Axe into power amp and micing that up. I have had great results with that, and i think avoids some of the issues you guys are bringing up. What are the advantages of that in comparison to a real amp? Well you have a huge array of preamp models, which you can recall settings. Obviously all of the effects as well which I think definitely make it worth the $2000.