Tried out the Zoom G5n at band practice on Tuesday evening. Really compact and light, sounds were OK, but awful to tweak in a rehearsal or gig situation. If you want to add an FX to a patch, and assuming you have a spare 'slot' you have to add the slot, select the effect, then move it to where you want in the chain, and then go back into the menu to save the patch. Far too much faffing around - fine for home, but not for gigging. My Tonelabs may be big and heavy, but they sound better and are really easy to tweak on the fly - if I want to add eg rotary, I just turn a dial, and two presses of the write button and its saved. I might go back to using the TLLE though as its a fair bit smaller and lighter than the TLSE.
Ah well, it was worth a punt.
I started out with nothing..... but I've still got most of it left (Seasick Steve)