I've been through this a few times now. I love modelers, they can sound excellent and make life easier when leaving my home studio to go out and play. I'll play through one exclusively for long periods of time. Recently, I picked up a Hotone Ampero II Stomp. I've played through that for a few months and it is an impressive unit. Today, I was lazy and didn't feel like unpacking the AS2 from my last jam. I fired up my Laney L5S + pedalboard and was blown away at how good it sounds. There is something special about a good tube amp.