Do you mic guys use your tube screamers/ boosts when your record? I'm finding that while the boost tightens it up in the room, the recordings say other wise.
Going straight into the head sounds better on my mesa. With the boost its too over powering on my recordings.
I'm probably in the minority here, but that's how I feel too. For rhythms, anyway - leads seems to be a different story, at least for some things.