Please forgive my ignorance, but why are so many of you guys pre-ordering without even having heard the unit?
Is it a case of "if it's close-enough I'll be happy because of the form factor" or the ergonomics or whatever, or a fear that stock might be limited for a long time... or both?
I've never been comfortable about ordering something I haven't heard. Matter of fact, I've never done this.
Given the company history and the reputation of the plugins they've released, I think most people feel it's a safe bet that the hardware will sound at least as good, or perhaps better since they have impedance switching on the inputs (similar to how many ppl say the hardware Helix sounds better than Helix Native).