Think I'm going with the Blues Cube - either the 30 or 60 Watt version (OK, the 60 is the "Stage"). Dirt Road would be a hoot, but without an out to the PA, it may become obsolete and I'd be kicking myself for not starting with the BC. As for "modeling," I have a POD XT that I have used forever, and I can tweak patches on it to get a wide variety of oddball sounds. What I really need is something that does Fender clean, has decent reverb, and takes pedals for boost and dirt. Now to which BC. The 30 would be a smidge less weighty - but only by a couple pounds. The 60 would give me mucho headroom - but with an out to the PA, would I actually need that much firepower? For around the house, the 30 would be more than adequate. But beyond that (rehearsals, jams, church), would I be kicking myself for not getting the bigger amp? I await your counsel. Help me Obe Wan!