I still have my Tophat Club Royale, but I unloaded my pedals to fund the purchase of a POD HD500 and a QSC K12. For most of the year, I'm an at home noodler, and the POD fits the bill. But I'm reaching a point where I need to choose a path and unload the other. The quantity of pros for modeling, especially for a guy screwing around at home, far exceed those of amps, with the exception of the connection I feel between fingers, guitar and amp. My ONLY beef with the Club is volume and clean headroom; when I'm playing with my former band mates, I run out of both. I haven't used the HD500/K12 in a band setting yet, but I feel I'll miss the amp in the room sensation. At 50, I know I'm chasing unicorns, particularly given how much my skills have degraded over the past decade (just haven't played as much as I used too). No one can give me THE ANSWER, I know that is ultimately up to me, but I'm just wondering that while there are many who have sold their amps/pedals to chase modelers and then retreated back to analog, how many have made a second trip to modeling?