Here's the reasons why: 1. I've got $200 2. I need a 1 stomp solution 3. Need preamp with EQ 4. Need tuner 5. Need to be able to mute 6. Need compressor 7. FX are fairly nice The only drawback I can see is that it has no DI (XLR). I don't mind modeled preamps and cabs. Can you object to this?