Sooo as I have both pedals in my possession, I thought I'd do a shootout that I wanted to see myself before I purchased Animal. They both aim for a "Marshall in a box" style, but they do so in a very different way. I like Plexitone slightly more. But I do really like Animal doing its lower gain stuff. Also the mid emphasis is nice on the Animal. It really shines when it's boosting another distortion pedal or an amp channel. Let me know which one you prefer!