It looks and sounds like a really interesting pedal. That gain stacking (something I do myself, although I wasn't aware there was a name for it :)) and parallel overdrive/distortion are definitely great features. The only drawbacks I saw were the fact that it's a transparent sounding pedal, so you you'll pretty much have to dial in a new tone every time you use a new amp. The other drawback, I think, is is in distortion side of things. From what I wa hearing, this pedal seems great for adding grit, dirt, and crunch, but not so good for doing really heavy, saturated tones. Still, if you're not playing that kind of stuff then that wouldn't matter in the least. Personally speaking, I think you might be better off buying two pedals, an overdrive and a distortion, simply because I think you could get more versatility that way. Of course, if you like the way this pedal sounds, then go for it.