I love the convenience, reliability, and consistency of my FRFR setup (either an hd500 or axe-fx ultra into an hd1221 or k12) but i'm debating going back to a tube setup. My setup is pretty loud (not as loud as my other guitarists 6505+ and mesa 4x12) but it seems like I am buried every time we practice and I get lost in the mix of things. Plus even then it seems like I still need to be louder. We've played a couple of gigs without a PA, and my little setup didn't cut it.
So I'm seeing what options/routes are out there that sound good, have plenty of volume, reliable, and as affordable for what one can expect. I've been considering a Blackstar setup, perhaps a mini 5150III (not sure about volume though) or some Peavey 5150 setup (a little versatility would be nice other than just straight metal, and if I can get away without having to run a tube screamer up front for a tight sound that's even better) but I'm not sure if I'm missing anything or should be considering something else.
It's not a necessity either but being able to practice at bedroom volumes with it would be a plus (but not required)
Why not consider buying a normal cab with a solid state power amp and running the digital stuff you already have through it? That's how I would solve that.