Does the Pod x3 have everything the xt has? Which is a better buy?
the POD X3 has more than the XT i think, because on the XT you have to buy the extra amp models such as bass amps separately, whereas the X3 has them already.

i guess which one is a better buy depends on whether its cheaper to get the X3, or get the XT with all the amp model packs. I don't actually know
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.