Hi, I was actually going to post this months ago but due to either a problem with my PC (I've since reinstalled Windows) or a problem with the forums, I was unable to login. I'm an Amplifire 12 owner. Admittedly, I have not used it very much. For the sake of convenience (less cables smaller footprint, less chance for potential noise issues due to connecting multiple pieces of gear) I instead use my Zoom G5 for everyday practise due to its built in looper (which is essential for the way I like to practise). I do however check in from time to time to see if there have been any updates that make it worth the effort to hook it up again. I have personally found the lack of upfront information available on the Atomic website and in these forums quite frustrating. One of the times I visited, the main site stated the latest firmware was one version (or it might have been the release notes, I don't remember clearly), while the forums said it was another. What made this worse was that it wasn't even the Atomic News or Latest Software threads that I learned what the latest firmware actually was. I found out due to someone mentioning it on one of the discussion threads. What is the point of having sections of the forum dedicated to specific information such as product manuals or latest software if they remain empty? Wouldn't it also be useful to have "stickied" threads with information such as an up to date list of amp models and effects? People shouldn't have to post a thread saying "What's current?" or dig through random discussions to find out basic information about a product line which has had such an irregular update schedule. The forums and website are an extension of the user experience with a product such as this. Competing products seem to have improved vastly over time with regular updates that include new effects and amp models. I also seem to have had much less trouble finding information about these products. There has been comparatively very little added to the Amplifire line and the forums and website are pretty lacklustre. With these two points combined, I feel the user experience as an Amplifire user has been a bit disappointing. The defence I've regularly seen from Amplifire users is that they feel it sounds better. Firstly, "better" in terms of sound is largely subjective and secondly, I've watched comparison videos where myself and a large proportion of the people in the comments section didn't think it sounded better at all. Then come comments such as "The stock IRs aren't great, you need to use..." or "This guy doesn't know how to dial it in" and then proceed to give EQ block parameters or deep dive settings like damping etc. You can tweak almost any modeller to sound good if you run it through a decent IR and tweak every parameter under the sun. The real test is if something sounds good out of the box using similar settings to what you would use to get the real amp to sound good. Many people seem to be singing the praise of the Strymon Iridium for that very reason. While it lacks versatility in comparison to pretty much every other modeller, due to its lack of deep editing, anything said about how it sounds (whether you like it or not) stands. How it sounds is how it sounds and the only real variable (aside from basic amp controls) is if you choose to import IRs. Edit: For some reason I am unable to post anything on the forums using Firefox (my preferred browser). I instead have to use MS Edge. I told Atomic about this months ago (before reinstalling Windows) and it seems nothing was ever done about it. Luckily I copy my posts before hitting the post button in case something goes wrong, otherwise I would have had to retype everything (I think I'd have just given up secure in the knowledge that Atomic really don't give a toss).