My AxeFX is completely amazing. Expensive - but amazing. Good news is they're becoming common enough you can start finding used ones for under $2k now. And you can buy one of those and upgrade the software.

But's it's still a heck of a deal. You get $100k worth of amp, cabs and effects a your fingertips. Rather than trying to hammer every song into the same amp and pedals you can bring up the authentic sound you need. It's a working guitar player's dream come true. And it sounds the same every night.