I'm building myself a decent small(ish) pedalboard and I'm stuck deciding over whether I go M9 or spend potentially more money and get some quality pedals if they will do the job 'better' than the M9. I currently have: Carl Martin Plexitone, Wobo relay looper, Suhr Riot and Shiba, Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire and Mk 4.23 Boost on a Pedal Train Jnr which I'm about to upgrade to a PT2. I don't need any drive models or boosts etc and would pretty much use the M9 for gate, tuner, reverb, tremelo and maybe delay/chorus/flanger etc on rare occasions...so these last few FX aren't really needing to be considered but it is a bonus with the M9. If I get an Empress Trem or a Red Witch Pentavocal and a TC Hall of Fame rev, will I notice the difference over the M9? Is a TC Poly tuner or Pitch Black 'better'? I own a HD500 and it has a decent spring reverb, op trem, gate and tuner so the M9 should be just as good. Overall, will the 'real' pedals sound noticably better and are they worth spending alot more money on for way fewer FX? If there is any tonesuck going on with the M9, I will throw it through its own loop (Wobo) and I can then easily exclude it with a click...so if 'tone suck' occurs, it can be managed...as long as it's not terrible! (I find the HD500 pretty good as far as transparency goes when it's setup correctly - had major issues early on though) Ultimately, 4 analogue pedals will cost me more than the M9 costs for 100FX but it may just be worth it. Anyone else been in this situation?