Alright, so, I'm a fan of Line6's products, and I use them. That said, I know there's far better stuff out there, and will upgrade to something I'd rather be using when I can afford to. I know exactly where they fit in terms of budget/quality, and I feel they do a great job of that (and I've been lucky enough to never have any reliability issues with their products) and price their products where they belong.
That said, why the fuck is the POD X3 Live more expensive than the brand new POD HD500 (their supposed new flagship in the POD series)? I've been waiting for prices to drop on the X3 stuff so I can pick up an X3 Live on the cheap, since gigging/jamming with the bean is a hassle I don't even want to think about.
I've looked at the new HD series, and the HD500 is the only one will do what I'm looking for (dual-tone, with dual inputs), and it's a bit cheaper than the X3 Live in most stores I look at. I don't want to pay that much right now, and I'm not fully sure I'd want to upgrade to the HD series (if I upgrade, I want to do it right, and go either proper amp and pedals, or Axe-FX), I was just hoping that the X3 series would drop to dirt-cheap sometime so I could keep using my current tones in a more convenient package
The X3L will drop in price, it's just a question of when. As for the existing price, it seems to be the same as the HD500. $499.