After several months of questions, hundreds of youtube reviews, listening to multitudes of other's profiles, trying out (and dumping a Helix system), and blah, blah, blah... I broke the bank and ordered the whole setup from Sweetwater today with ETA this weekend. Powered rack, foot controller, Kabinet, and one Mission exp to get me started. Whew! (but kab is on B.O.)
I am a songwriter and write pop, country, rock, and metal. I've even written a commercial jingle and a lullaby. So Kemper seemed like the best choice.
I have extremely high expectations with this system, and I have the time to invest to get the most out of it. I really needed to get 3 more amps for my collection but that would have been over double what I just spent on the Kemper. So, if all goes right, no more buying physical amps - I'll have more room to do Pete Townshend slides in my studio.
Thanks to this community for all the feedback they gave to help my decision. And thanks for future feedback I am sure to need later.