A shit player through a great amp will still sound like shit. Imagine the horror if he was playing a 68 Plexi at volume. I was in Guitar Center a while back and there was a kid maybe 14 or 15 years old shredding though a cheap Peavey Vyper combo and he sounded amazing. On the flip side, We’ve all seen the type of dude you’re talking about hacking his way through and oblivious that he sounds bad. The amp is the tool and that’s all. I’d never base a decision on an amp because I heard some guy butchering a bunch of licks. My take on these guys getting banned for the “tranny” and the “where was it made” comments from the Kemper and Fractal forums has more to do with these forums being run by people who claim to be progressive thinkers but actually try to be the thought police. That is nothing more than politically correct politically focused none sense. That crap has nothing to do with the technical features of an amp and it’s a huge stretch and error in logic to connect them. Will Kemper become obsolete.....probably, but not in the way you may be thinking. I can think of some improvements right off the bat. Blue tooth connectivity would be fantastic. Blue tooth and an app would be even better. A real aux in would also be great. Lowering the price would be fantastic. Putting an expression pedal on the footswitch would be.......great. But overall, it’s a brilliant piece of kit that delivers on everything Kemper claims it does in a light weight well built package. Kemper is not a modeling amp. It’s been around for several years now. A more compelling argument than Kemper owners being ‘fanatics’ is the amp delivers versatility, ease of use and a tonal pallet of clean, crunch, lead and high gain tones that is not available in most amps. It took me less than an hour to figure it out.