I have a feeling that there are many players like myself. We only play in our music rooms at home, and have no plans to play in a band (been there, done that, done with it.) In addition, I pretty much always play sitting down, and do a lot of recording of my ideas and compositions to the computer. Does a conventional guitar amp, sitting on the floor, make the most sense for this kind of playing, practicing, and recording? Perhaps not. First of all, floor amps don't sound that great in this kind of setting because they are pointed at your feet. You can tilt them back to point toward your head, which certainly helps. Or position yourself a good distance from the amp (IF your music room is large enough to allow that). But still, the positioning of the amp on the floor isn't necessarily the best way to go. One can get an amp stand, raising the amp to your level, which is a big improvement in sound delivery - but does that work well when at your computer? And most conventional guitar amps lack USB output to the computer and may lack headphone or line output options, as well. Perhaps there's an even better kind of amplification system for this particular type of scenario. For the player that has no intention of "playing out", nor performing, nor playing in a band. For myself, the "desktop" console solution seems ideal, especially since I use the computer for multi-track recording. My approach uses the Yamaha THR10, which is about the size of a loaf of bread. The THR10 has a full compliment of digital tonal effects: several reverbs, delay, compressor, flanger, phaser, tremolo, noise gate. It provides great clean tones, plus a variety of crunch tone models, five user-programmable presets, with Gain, Volume, and Master Volume controls, plus three-band equalizer, allowing considerable control over one's sound. Add in USB connectivity, digital interface to the computer for recording and playback, 1/4" headphone output jack, and Line Input jack for playback from MP3 player or iPhone or other audio input device. Lastly, the built in stereo speaker system sounds superb. The only thing that the THR10 lacks is the ability to provide a BIG, DEEP, RICH, FULL tone... ...enter a pair of ample-size studio monitors, and voila: BIG, DEEP, RICH, FULL tone is on tap, even at very low volumes, with both clean and crunch tones. This is especially great with clean tones because it is Hi-Fi. I feed the studio monitors from the headphone output jack on the THR10. The set-up all sits conveniently, at hand's reach, on the recording desk. One can sit there, immersed in the richness of the stereo studio monitors, which are directed straight to your head and ears - to practice, play, and record. The tonal capability is versatile and diverse, and sounds great at everything from low conversational volume levels to a thundering loud output. So, to those of you who, like myself, just play at home, sitting, don't play in a band, and want great and versatile sound quality - this is a solution which you might appreciate. My three conventional amps continue to sit on the floor across the room, seeing little to no use most of the time. At this point, I could easily do without conventional guitars amps entirely. As for my numerous guitars... no plans to get rid of ANY of them! I hope this post may help others who play their music in much the same was as I do.