After only a few days, I can already say: holy shit do tubes amps stomp all over modellers
Been playing all afternoon with just my guitar plugged straight into my MXR ZW Overdrive and straight into the head, and god damn does it sound and feel great
Holy shit, this is going to make me want to buy more pedals
I'll be keeping the HD500 for home and for situations where I want true clean tone, acoustic tones, and all around versatility, but I'm definitely building a small pedalboard with some basics for when I want to just keep it raw and dirty
Shall I dig up every thread you argued against me on this topic?
Seriously, though, I went through the exact same thing in '02 when I got fed up with my modeling rig.