So, I'm a player that has recreated themselves many times and always ventured into other genres, styles etc. Over the years, I've gone from Jazz to Blues to Rock to Soul to Death Metal to Funk to Power Metal. I have used from Light-weight Combos to Huge Tube Heads to Standard Solid States to Rack Setups. I used to strive for the perfect tone venturing into high prices heads, "Boutique" amps to massive Tube heads and never happy with my settings. In the past 12 months, I have gone from $3000 rigs to my current setup that cost $1500 and is twice the volume. I am really finding more and more each day that I really don't give f%# what I am plugging into or what I am playing. I just want to plug it into something and play. I am no less satisfied with my tone now than I have ever been because when my current band which is very loud. I couldn't tell the difference if I was playing an expensive rig or not. I guess the Effects I use, have a large factor on this currently too. My most expensive set-up in the past was around $6000 not including effects and whilst solo it was mind blowing, it sounded no better than playing my new setup that barely breaks $2000. Has anyone else regressed in their spending and felt that they have no need at all to venture into the high priced categories again?