I've never been big into pedals in 30 years of playing and performing. For decades I used an original ProCo RAT (bought new), CE-2 (bought new, probably the famous style MIJ?) and an Ibanez Tube king. I think at one point I added a DD-3 and used it to run stereo backline (Fender Bandmaster + Peavey Classic 2x12). That was my collection for decades. The huge appeal for me with top tier digital like Helix, Kemper, AxeFX is ease of implementation, super high quality FX and presets, snapshots, scenes, etc. I'm in rig limbo right now and when I weigh the pro's/con's of full on modeling vs. pedals in front of amp it's always the same thing... cost of a board, cost of powering the board, cabling, keeping settings between gigs, etc. EDIT: But that one shot of the two pedal boards earlier in this thread is beautiful.