I worked very hard to come up with some patches, and had pretty good success. The sound guys at my church were pretty surprised, as the AxeFX has been the only direct-to-PA setup that has worked well. The feedback that I got was that it was just fine for rhythm, but had just a little bit missing for lead work. I have recently purchased a tube amp that I will be using the POD for effects and MIDI switching, but it is great to know that I have the full tones inside the POD should I have an amp problem on stage. The biggest thing that I would suggest is to purchase some FRFR headphones, and make all of your patches dual-amp setup. This makes them sound much fuller. This guide has a TON of good info that really helped me get my tones. It is worth downloading and reading. Granted, I took some of his advice, and left behind other aspects, but it got me started in the right direction: http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/ I will be happy to send you my patches, send me a PM. I haven't uploaded them to LINE6 yet, and it is a busy week.