So I've heard of software like LePou recently, and I understand it is similar to guitar rig, amplitude and pod farm, but free

and supposedly better, but is this true?

I've also heard they are notoriously hard to
use, thoughts?

Lastly, what exactly does VST mean in this context?

Thanks, I might have more questions later but this is it for now
Ibanez RG5EX1
Ibanez RG7321
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Quote by gumbilicious
thanks for making an old dude feel like his advice is actually taken into consideration
There are a ton of free plug-ins/impulses floating around that sound a lot better, IMO, than stuff like L6, Amplitude, ReValver, etc.

Don't waste yr. $$$ on stuff like that when the free stuff sounds noticeably better.