Really good first experience. I had already done the patches, but playing with the band is a lot different than testing patches by yourself. This is still headphones and MIDI drums, we rehearse the whole band into Logic Pro X used as a digital mixer in the studio. But overall the tones and effects were great and gig level usability was fine. I was pleasantly surprised how well the footswitches worked. I was expecting them to be a little too close together and I might get unexpected presses. But the lower row is just low enough that pressing a switch on the top row doesn’t also press the one below it. I also found it was pretty easy to get a double press when you wanted it - for example to change drives with one double press.
The only issue I had was with the patch down button. That seemed to be pretty easy to hit when trying to press the D switch will playing and singing at the same time. Needless to say unexpected preset changes in the model of a song is not the best thing to happen. Have to work at avoiding that switch.
I would love to have an option to remap those switches for additional stomp controls. I don’t change patches in the middle of a song and could get by with using the touch display in gig mode to change what few patches I use in a gig. But I know some others have a different usage model and need at least a patch per song. It would be nice to have the option to optimize for different workflow patterns.