>>>I'm not saying Boss or any other manufacturers
of the smaller pedals are way off base, to say that
they are looking at looping as a pure gimmick is
missing the point, to someone who has been doing in
professionally and using the EDP or anything of the
like, sure, those pedals are a complete joke. I think
maybe part of why those products were developed was to
bring looping to the masses, but also in a form that
beginners can get into it,<<<<
Yeah, but simple isn't the point - it's what the feature set they do have says about what looping is that pisses me off. The DL4 is a great looper - simple, fairly inexpensive and without any of the nonsense that Roland and Digitech have added, whilst ignoring the useful stuff.
There are people on this list making great music with simple loopers, they're just doing it in spite of what the people making them seem to assume they are for.