Really not a bad pedal idea. In facts, it is really nice to people thinking outside the box. But, it is like learning a new language, at least for me.It's an absolutely brilliant pedal. I expect that it will be way too deep for many. When I was at NAMM, I had a long chat with Christoph Kemper about finding the right balance between flexibility and usability, and we both agreed that sometimes, you have to leave a few options out in order to foster usability. The Zoia leans heavily towards flexibility. That's not a sin, but it means Empress will have the burden of providing the sort of documentation and demo videos that will foster usability. They're up to the task, I feel. They just have to DO it. Your tutorial was from the developer, Steve Bragg, who has spent about 2-1/2 years with it so far. And though you'd think that breeds the sort of expertise to make it do wonderful tricks, it's often the last thing you want from someone providing instruction to a beginner. Good instruction often comes from someone who is certainly away from the start-line, but can still see it and point to it. When they're miles down the road from the starting point and can't even point to its general direction, that makes it harder to anticipate the learner's needs.