Didn't find a price for the PODxt or the POD 2.0 on the Line 6 site but I did find it on sweetwater for 299.99. Down from 419.99 (the PODxt, that is,) It should be here next week.
I have already put the flextoneIII on my wishlist for Christmas and made sure it was on my wifes desk in plain site. heh that should do it. The Flextone series has always impressed me.
I'll have to look at the FlextoneIII with FBV Shortboard.