Well worth the money
Your general opinion of this product.
The Kemper profiling amp is generally regarded as one of the best guitar modeling amps available. The added profiling feature puts this product into a class of it's own. The versatility of the product is amazing. Plug in headphones for silent practicing, plug it into a digital interface for recording or hook it up to an amplification source and play live. No need to buy or transport multiple amps. A properly modeled amp is indistinguishable from the real thing.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Kemper has done a good job. The construction is similar to other rack mounted appliances. The metal chassis feels durable. As with any appliance, care should be taken not to damage the knobs on the front face.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Plays great. No cut-outs or clipping that is noticeable with other guitar modelers. Plenty of features and options to help you shape your sound. Allows for the attachment of a midi footboard for added control.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
There will be differing opinions on this because there are so many variables. The quality of the guitar, profile and amplification all factor into the sound. Personally I use a Gibson Les Paul standard with an Atomic CLR wedge speaker and it sounds fantastic. In a blind comparison I doubt anyone could consistently identify the Kemper rig versus the real amp.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Typical finish found on most other rack based appliances.
How has it stood up over time?
I have only owned the product for a short time. However, given the design I suspect this will last a long time as long as proper care is given. There is no internal fan that can fail so the only real concerns would be the power supply or knobs/switches. If you plan to gig and travel just make sure rack and transport the device securely.