If I was to create a floorboard from scratch the Helix Floor would be it. Line 6 has been doing this for a LONG time, and you can really tell by the well thought out design, layout, and user interface. Within a short time I was able to create fantastic sounding patches, and snapshots, and I was able to use it for live performances within a couple days. With more time spent, I will obviously able to utilize and tweak to perfection. Once I have dialed in my tones, I find that there is no need to keep tweaking, and there are only a few of my expensive tube amps that afford me that luxury, I don't see the need to use as them much anymore as they are big heavy cumbersome, and loud (Although I'm still keeping them...) I will also recommend the backpack, as it is functional and rugged as well, (I got mine added free with purchase, well worth it for protection if you gig). Hats off to Line 6 on the Helix, they nailed this one! Thanks to Sam Ash for great customer service, communication, and the best price of all the retailers on the internet!