Of course we all make our choices, but IME if my Tele can't cut through a mix I'm probably using a popular amp that's great in some mixes and just wrong for other mixes. Or put another way, BF Fender reverb combos are perfect for sparser more polite mixes like say classic Country. Get into a dense aggressive Rock mix and you kinda need a more Brutish voiced amp. Put a third way, if you choose a mid scooped amp when you really want and need a mid forward tone, you got the wrong amp, or you're having common issues that players who love the TS into Fender reverb amp sound, and the durn pedal needs to be "always on". Of course maybe a player needs both polite and Brutish tones, and maybe that player happens to dislike TS into Fender reverb combo. I'm a pretty idiosyncratic player myself, so I don't mean to target players who've been through the ringer and figured out their individual needs. I'm more speaking to the newer player who is still trying to figure out their own needs, and starts with what seems to be the most popular amp, because it's popular. The mass numbers of players who used to so often post claims that Marshalls don't have useful cleans suggests to me at least that many of us start out choosing sounds with our eyes. I certainly bought and fought way too many BF/SF Fender amps before I discovered that I preferred a mid forward amp, that pedals don't fix the wrong amp for me, that Marshalls have the best cleans, and that a Fender reverb combo can sound beautiful and loud until the bass & drums drown it out, because it lack those essential mids, not because it lacks volume. It's true that cutting the bass going into a fuzz pedal can clean up the fuzz, but I gotta lotta fuzz pedals and just use the ones that sound good without fixing the eq. Took a while and a lotta mistakes to get to a place where I think I understand what I need. Looks like as more and more music stores close, newer players have to choose their sounds based on words they read on guitar forums. Between choosing an amp and an eq pedal to make it audible, or choosing an amp with the target eq built in, it seems very important to really understand that before buying what seems to be the most popular amp. When I guess I really "got it" was when a buddy brought his Twin Reverb to jam and I plugged in to my 50w Marshall. I had to keep turning the mid forward 50w amp lower and lower to be able to hear his mid scooped 85w amp "in the mix".