BAM is definitely an instrument in my setup more than it is an effect. feels. good!
that being said the algorithms very much have a “sound”, and it doesn’t really sound anything like an eventide reverb or the big version of the blue sky which are in a similar price range and can maybe be a little more “spacey”. it’s hard to describe the sound. maybe more underwater than cosmic? definitely not always what i want for everything, but in a specific performance set up i love it and would never take it out. the feel is also nice vs a stomp box vibe. i would suggest buying one from somewhere where you could return it if you don’t jive, or a good used deal so you can always re-sell.
if i didn’t use it for recording and performing live i don’t know if i would keep it since it is an expensive thing for a digital reverb. valhalla reverb plugins are amazing sounding and are very affordable, but playing hardware is irreplaceable since i don’t use my computer for performance.