Been live giging 3 - 5 times a week for probably over 20 years with my DR3. I don't remember when I bought it, but it has been in my travelling gig box for every gig. I learned how to copy its program patterns to user patterns, edited them and have every rhythm and every tempo any musician could want - Waltz, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Samba, Rock, Funk, Classics, Country, Hip Hop. etc. It is all there. Listeners are amazed at the variety of rhythms available and how I go from song to song. Easy to shift from one pattern to another. I use to use the foot pedal, but have eliminated that because the hand use mode works well for me as a solo guitarist. I've messed with and looked at others, even new models from Boss and competitors. I no longer waste time looking at others. I chose this because it is the best for me. Maybe you too.