I don't think what I said was particularly fanboi-ish. Certainly not worth the barbing I just received for making a completely logical statement.
I've put many things into Ideascale, including very popular requests for amps such as the EVH5150III and the Diezel VH4. I've even spoken directly to Digital Igloo and suggested some things that I thought would be benefical. I've even voiced my opinion on the unit after testing it out here in London back in September, and explaining some of the limitations of it. I've been very fair.
Characterising me as not being willing to hear criticism, or only wanting to hear glowing reviews... .
I didn't attack your tone. I merely questioned your over-emphasis on the selection of amps and effects being limited, when Line 6 have been exceptionally transparent about what is going to be included at launch and what isn't. If you're unhappy with the selection and don't think it's worth the price, then perhaps you shouldn't have bought it.
I'm not particularly interested in reading a list of good points versus bad points. I've used the unit. I was one of the first people to post my thoughts here based on actually using it, and I'm currently waiting for my unit to ship. But I'm more interested in things that I don't know about, which is why I didn't pick up on anything else from your review. Simply put: it was all obvious to me anyway. I disagreed with some of your comments on the build quality, but I wasn't going to make a mountain out of it.
And I'm nowhere near a Line 6 apologist, fanboi, defender, or crusader. I use what I need to get the job done.
And lets be clear here - not everyone is agreed unanimously that the Helix doesn't give you enough out of the box. 45 amps? FORTY FIVE AMPS.... Let that sink in a bit hey...
For you to respond the way you have... well...