I bought my first Kemper in August when the stage can out. I had been a Helix user for years and once the "all-in-one" form factor was out, I had to have it. I sold my Helix to partially fund the Kemper Stage and then once I was able to profile my Archon 50, I sold that as well (those profiles are available on exchange, Search Archon and author is Jim F). I really got to the point that I could not stand the constant tweaking to get a good tone. Currently my preferred way to play my Stage is into the Orange Pedal Baby 100 into a Mesa Lonestar 212. I have been enjoying the tones I get and look forward to the up coming updates and releases.