I'm wondering if this is just something I'm going through or if it's a common occurance for those of us that have jumped full-scale into higher end modeling gear. I've been using modeling for a while now but within the last 3 years or so there's been some fairly significant improvements in the technology. So late last year I left behind my modeling amps and jumped into more current modeling gear in a FRFR configuration. Clearly it's a VAST improvement over what I was doing before, but as time has gone by I've found myself more and more obsessed with refining my presets. Some of this has to do with gaining a better understanding of the features and capabilities, but it's also led me into almost compulsive obsession over getting the exact, perfect tone for each given song. Prior to this I would dial in the basic elements I needed and get "close enough". But now I almost feel like I'm approaching each song in the same manner as we used to do it years ago in the recording studio, finding the right amp, cabinet, microphone/placement/distance, and configuring the signal chain with just the right type of overdrive, reverb, compression, delay, not to mention tweaks to the cabinet properties, and maybe even bias and sag. I'm not really talking about any wild effects either. Just mostly standard stuff. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled and my band members are equally thrilled, with the results. But I didn't expect to spend this much time every week tweaking settings and preparing for gigs. On the plus side I spend a lot more time playing the guitar each week as I dial things in. I realize some of this may not apply to some folks that tend to play in a single genre whereas I cover a lot of different genres. I just feel an obligation to get an appropriate and fitting sound for the various songs so they each have their own sound and feel. Is anyone else this obsessed or is it just me???