A modeler is a lot different than a guitar or a tube amp. Actually my pedals do get updates when something is found to make it work better. With that said, a modeler firmware NEEDS to be updated to give new or better functionality. For example, modeling a new amp, even once every year, would stop most of this banter. Giving something via software goes a long way to making your client base feel like they are getting something, and the company cares. Leaving firmware in a beta state for almost a year (if not more than a year at this point) shows that they no longer will be updating the product. Is the AA a great unit? Yes. Are there some problems with it? Yes. If you are one who just turns it on, and uses one patch, you'll never be affected by it. But, if you are one that runs into these problems, it's a huge deal. I've mentioned that there is a distinct difference between a modeler and a profiler. A profiler is basically future-proof. The modeler needs the firmware updated to give new amps, etc. They might not OWE YOU anything, but it's in their best interest to keep their existing clientele happy. Word of mouth goes a long way in business, both good and bad.