When it comes to pedals that cost $300 or more, I'd personally rather put that money to guitars or amps. I don't really play much in the way of fancy music, so something like a HOF 2 has me covered 100%. I was toying with getting a blueSky, but just couldn't pull the trigger. I ended up getting a Neunaber Immerse MkII for like $50 - $60 less than the blueSky would have cost, only to discover that I like the HOF 2 better. I also pretty much refuse to tote around a pedalboard with bigger or wider pedals on it. I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of sonic perfection (whatever that might be) in order to make my rig more portable.