People stack excessive coloration in multiple stages on top of each other. If your pickup has strong coloration and you have a distortion, an EQ, amp settings, etc all on top of each other, you're stacking a bunch of holes and boosts on top of each other. Everything about it is counter to a balanced starting point. Some huge portion of tone issues can be untangled by saying try the tone knob and don't suck out all the mids or boost the bass as high as possible (changing the cable capacitance being the next option). It's much harder to repair an unbalanced voice with an EQ pedal than to just make those 10 seconds adjustments on the guitar and amp. If it was a single system making all the modifications, maybe having as many options as viable could be a good idea, but having all these stages that each come with a player's imagined default makes that almost entirely worthless.