I'm a tube player. Call me a snob if you wish, but it works for me. I had a line 6 once, and I just couldn't get along with it, too many settings, presets, channels, etc., for me. Now, with a vox and a recently completed 5e3, I plug in, crank it and it sounds good. It works for me. That's the key, though, isn't it. It works FOR ME! if something else works for you, great. I heard a guy playing a Mustang at a gig recently that sounded really good. It worked for him. You know what I did at their first break? I walked right up to him, looked at his amp, and said "Hey man, I love your tone." With all that said, it seems interesting to me that the music industry has invested many thousands of hours to develop new digital technology to sound as good as tube amps built decades ago.