I just got an Axe-FX. I find my self just playing for hours with it unlike other amps where I jump right into songs. I have as much fun just making strange and landscape like sounds as I do playing your more "standard" songs.
I have a Carvin TS100 which I am happy with, however I burn tubes when doing nothing but tweaking. I plan to upgrade to a VHT in the future once I get my Mako preamp. After this christmas its truly going to be a rig of doom :
I really like just messing around on the Axe-FX and I don't want to always have to be running it into a computer or a tube poweramp.
Because I'm not going to be pushing it hard at all, I just need a good cheap 1 rack space power amp that doesn't burn tubes when I just want to tweak and practice.