Using it at home is exactly the reason I bought an Axe FX in the first place. If it was just a studio or jam space where I could have loud amp tones all the time I might use a real amp. But I live in a wood frame apartment building, there's just no way I can use a guitar amp here without pissing off all my neighbours. I even had a Roland JC-40 for a while but I couldn't turn it up past 1 without it being too loud. I also couldn't achieve most of the tones I wanted. I also had a Mesa Rectifier Recording Preamp for a while which actually was really cool, but the cabinet emulation was kind of weak and there was no way to get the power amp aspect of the tone involved. Axe FX has solved all those problems for me, and also allowed me to sell off all my guitar pedals. It lets me have the exact same tones no matter were I play, and I can keep a huge library of patches for different sounds. It's a simply brilliant piece of gear.