I'm looking for a rack unit that can do multiple effects, mainly reverb, chorus, and delay. I bought the G-major before but IMO it sounds unbelievably digital for a $400-500 effects unit, most notably the chorus and phasers.
any higher end TC electronics product...but then again you're looking to spend anywhere up to 5000 on it but again rack products are not cheap. I'd try a decent rocktron i've heard mainly good things about rocktron rack units.
I really like the Digidesign 11, but thats out of your price range. Yeah, you gotta save if you really want something good.
You could grab a rocktron expression used or new for that price. With a bit of patience you may be able to snatch up a rocktron prophesy used for that price too and they are amazing units......