It is a sad day, but I have officially given up and decided to go back to windows.
I have a line6 POD X3 and their POD Farm plugin is too useful for me to pass up. I may eventually get a Mac to run POD Farm in Ardour, but for right now, I've gone back to my older version of Cakewalk Sonar and I am already appreciating Audio and MIDI in the same app as well as some virtual instruments that I can't get in Linux. I do miss a lot of jack features, though.
I know this is because certain companies won't support linux and not because of Ardour or linux (mostly - as I have started to have xrun issues with my interface after successfully using it for months)