I agree that it’s a real complaint, but not a weakness of the device. To be clear: I still think it’s a bargain used for the H9 Max.
@apalazzolo hit the nail on the head: at some point you want Blackhole and MicroPitch (or Band Delays or Harmadillo or Diatonic or …). At that point you buy a standalone pedal, a factor pedal, or another H9. As a former PF and TF user I knew I was basically starting there, but it’s still been worth it.