I read your thread and a few others as well. It's pretty clear to me
that the MIDI implementation on these Stompboxes are behind other stompboxes. If these Eventide Stomboxes didn't sound so good, I'm pretty sure a lot of us would probably be on a different forum right now.
But here we are, reporting bugs, sharing our experiences, trying to help other users while we patiently wait for a solution to basic things that must to be tested before put it them on a product that will be on the market.