There's an in between land where they fit in. I play fingerstyle & didn't like the Dyna Comp type compressors. But they help normalise the difference b/w the pick & fingers to some extent & help your touch become audible. Again relative to your taste, too much dynamic range can get in your way as well. However what I like is the natural compression that amps/pedals provide.. turn your guitar signal down & turn up the amp.. it adds compression & harmonics in a natural way. Also, the comps with blend control should be very handy. A parallel dry signal is very helpful. For legatos also they can be useful to get some pull offs come through. But when playing at home, I haven't felt the need for them. I want to use it for recording though because my double stops didn't come through when I tried without it & I play cleans-low gain. Surprisingly, everything in your chain changes the dynamic range a little & I've found myself reducing my already minimal signal chain. Right now, I go guitar > Amp.