Haha, well yeah; so you’re basically saying the QC is the only thing that is exactly like the QC. I can’t argue with that. But practically speaking, the features (or lack thereof) of all the current modelers is what creates that competition.
The UI of the QC may be the deciding factor for someone to go with that over the FM3. The modeling and effects in the FM3 may be what makes one person choose that over the Helix. The Variax connectivity may be what makes someone choose the Helix over the Kemper. The Kemper’s profiling may be what makes them choose that over the GT-1000.
Ultimately, the MIDI capabilities were what made me choose the FM3 over the QC; I thought the QC sounds great and has a great UI, but my set is more or less fully automated via freely assignable MIDI. We’ll see where the QC sits in a few more months or a couple years. I’m sure MIDI functionality is on their list of improvements
But yes, cheers to you as well - have a fantastic new years