......The only thing that I am having a little trouble with is the USB patch edit software is a little clunky in that you can have situation where you have edits on the PC and or POD that are not in sync. .....
Welcome aboard, teleron35, and I'm glad you are enjoying the HD500 so much. After more than a year of almost daily use the Pod HD is still a never ending source of new things to try for me.
Regarding your comment about the device and editor getting out of sync - that's a common experience and Line 6 has not been able to eliminate the symptom completely. They may never be able to do so due to the inherent potential for lost updates when simultaenously using two independent mechanisms for making changes to two separate memory spaces - on the device itself and in the editor running on your pc. For best results, try to use ONLY the Editor to make changes while it is running; avoid touching anything on the HD500 itself (even to change presets). That way the Editor remains in complete control and things are less likely to get out of sync.