i just bought an axefx2 xl+ about a month ago. I will say that yes it was expensive but it is by far the best investment i have made for my guitar. the sound is incredible with so many different amps, cabs and effects built in. Plus there is hundreds of presets available for download that are truly amazing. even the ones that come with the unit are incredible and usable. I can't say enough about this unit, it totally amazes me every time i turn it on.