I may be different... would you consider a modeler? The new mid to high-end ones now are incredible! It will give you all the effects, amplifiers, cab, and mic placement simulations. They're also a great interface when you start recording on your computer. If you don't gig, playing through studio monitors is still awesome! In stereo too! For more fun, invest in a FRFR cab, or get a second for stereo! They would make you gig-ready too!