A nice thick sounding analog chorus that will allow you to dial in the classic tones of players like Andy Summers, Alex Lifeson and Johhny Marr, just to name a few. I prefer to use this pedal most with a clean to mildly overdriven tone, the rate knob set to about 12:00 and the depth switch turned off. This setting gives me a rich, lush sounding shimmer for strummed and arpegiated chord progressions. With the depth switch engaged (in the "up" position), you can nail the tone on "Come As You Are". I personally think a little goes a long way when it comes to using the depth switch. But, if you are into a more extreme "sea sick" vibrato tone, the Neo will happily deliver. Just make sure you have barf bag nearby ;)
I don't hear a difference between this pedal and the Small Clone. I believe the circuit is the same or close enough as to not make any real difference. After you plug the pedal in, the foot switch will "pop" when you first step on it, but then it won't do it anymore after that, at least in my experience. Also, mine was clipping when I used a moderate to heavy pick attack and playing through humbuckers. All I had to do was turn the internal trim pot counter-clockwise a little bit until I no longer heard any clipping. Problem solved! And, there was no change to the effect's fundamental tone.