Couldn't agree more with you, tab222.
The Boss ME-25 is incredible. And for the price it costs it's 100% worthwhile.
I first found the ME-70 when searching for multiple effects processors, but since I wanted something I could use as a beginner, wasn't inclined at throwing a lot of cash all at once.
Then I stumbled on the ME-25, and man, that is a fantastic product. It's a showcase for Boss's single pedals. There are a lot of effects there which you can tweak and combine at will.
Besides, it's interface with the computer is awesome. I can record all of my inventions (because remembering them on the next day never happens).
When I get better (one day) and start moving on to buying single pedals, the ME-25 will still be there, because it is a top multiple effects.
Strongly recommend to anyone who want a first effects processor and keep it (and use it!) for the rest of your life. B'cause I sure will. Hahaha.
Cheers from Brazil, mate.