If you're into electric guitar and are on the quest for the holy grail of TONE, do yourself a favor and check out the Line 6 Pod HD series.
I got an HD500 for Christmas and never in my 34 years of playing have I ever had such TONE. I've played through many amps (lots of tube - my favorite) and through many fx; but nothing comes close to this thing!
Seriously, check it out.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!