Personally, I think that is key. But in defense of the amp "argument" or statement, if your current amp rig already gives you the sound in your head AND none of the conveniences of modeling are major factors in your decision then why deal with modeling? I've said it many times and I still feel this way after years of using modelers, comparing them to real amps, etc. Amps still sound, feel and respond better under very specific conditions. Yes, even when comparing a high class modeling solution into a power amp + same cab. But modeling offers so much in the way of convenience and versatility it makes complete sense to many users including myself. I'm currently waffling on selling my great amp rig... I think that might be a mistake. Although it's so ludicrously hot and humid right now in SC there is ZERO chance I would take that rig out to a show.