1. You can step on your pedals easier and more accurately. 2. Neater wiring, which is less fatiguing on cables and jacks, which saves you some bank. 3. If you need to swap out pedals for different setups, it's a lot easier if you give yourself some room. 4. Keeps pedals from falling off your board during setups and teardowns, which makes you look like a rube who brought so many pedals that you don't know what to do with them. 5. The Miku Stomp is a fun pedal for about 5 seconds, but no matter how you try to convince yourself that everyone loves it, they're all pretty damn sick of it. 6. Those empty spaces on your board aren't really mocking you. You only think they are. Really, it's true. Those are your own voices in your own head mentally tormenting you, screaming at you to fill the hole on your board as a substitute for the hole in your soul, which can never be filled. 7. The pedals that you cut from your board don't jump off the shelves in the middle of the night and murder you. That was just one of those whacked out dreams you get from taking too much Ambien. I think. My team of psychiatrists suggested I make this list to help me get over the trauma and focus on the positive aspects of not grossly overstuffing your board. My question is to those of you who suffer from this condition but have overcome it...do the voices ever stop?