I tend to look for an amp that I can dial in as quicky and simply as possible. I also only have one sound when I play so I don't need a "boost" or tone change for indivdual songs. But I have been in situations where a graphic eq has really helped out a bad sounding room... or brightened up my tone if I was too lazy to change my strings that day! I carry around an eq pedal "just in case", but is a graphic EQ something that you look for as a built in feature of your amp & what style of music are you playing? I play metal... as long as its loud & distorted I am usually happy.