I've played quite a few gigs lately, and the thought just occured to me, that all the money I've used on a good amp and cabs, is somewhat redundant. No matter what equipment you play, the sound the audience hear is the sound of your bass into a PA, through a DI-box. Sometimes you can convince the soundguy to take a lineout from your preamp, but never to mic up your cabs. What do you guys think about it? Are we just buying expensive stuff for the rehearsal rooms, and stagesound? Or am I missing out on something here?