Huh? With a speaker sound quality is pretty much the determining factor. With a modeler, sound quaity is certainly a factor but there are many others. What if I use dual amp patches? Will the zoom handle that? I need midi. . .same question? Maybe a player prefers rack over floor boards. Maybe one guys go to amp is in the Axe and not in the Zoom? Maybe tonematching or custom IRs are important to some? Maybe the guy just can't gig without, cello, violin, sitar, etc etc etc sounds. Maybe, some people require flexible effects routing. Maybe some just love ultra res IRs. . . .;-) What about a guy that uses his Axe for recording 90% of the time and wants an ok solution for the occasional gig that will save him enough cash to upgrade his studio monitors he uses 90% of the time? I think you will find more people with high end modelers and mid level or lower level speakers than guys with Zoom and CLR. Why is that?