It's been over a decade since I bought anything by Behringer, but their stuff can be hit and miss. Some of it sounds just as good as the industry standard but is in a low-quality, cheap housing that is bound to break if you aren't careful, while others sound subpar. I think of all the Behringer stuff I've owned, the best was their copy of the SM58. It was way cheaper than the original (which I later bought), but was pretty similar in quality. I've never tried their noise gate, but I have tried their OD pedals before, and they aren't bad sound-wise. The biggest issues mainly come down to the materials used.
Originally Posted by Not Mr. Test
I've oftentimes felt the same way. Leon's an awesome guy, but his trend of spending almost nothing on a guitar and thousands on an amp never really made any sense to me. But to each his own! No offense, Leon!
It's probably more common for someone to spend thousands on a guitar and very little on an amp, but that arguably makes less sense (since you'll have a great playing instrument going through a not so great sounding amp).