That's very courteous of you to ask! I phrased it poorly, but the intention of my question was more philosophical than specific. In that regard, I'm thrilled with the engagement, conversation, and advice from the community. I actually made a move based on the information shared here. I really thought about two factors: 1) What inspires me to play more? 2) What's most practical for both practice and gigs? Surprisingly, the answer for me was a Strymon Iridium. I'm totally inspired by its sounds, both at practice and gig volumes. And it's the most portable and reliable amp solution I could dream of. There's still a beauty in playing a loud, sweet tube amp, and I can imagine I'll get the itch to find a perfect one down the road, but my current needs are met by a tiny metal box. Didn't see that coming, but couldn't be happier.