I meant it when I said 'no offense'. I do value your opinions too, you're one of the guys whose comments I actually read instead of skipping them when scrolling through a thread, lol. Thanks for your input. I get why some people are of the 'FRFR' camp, and the amp in the room camp (or the 'both' camp), but I think we can get caught up in all of the minutia of tone chasing and making sure the audience hears what we hear, but at the end of the day, most of us play to make us happy, so do whatever sounds good to you, IR's or not. JMHOSure but that's why I said "in my humble opinion" in front. Don't get me wrong... for my personal enjoyment I still enoy a real cabinet driven with a good tube power amp but if I'm creating tones that will be heard by other people than me I steer away. I do appreciate that people care what my opinion is but in the end I am just one human being with an opinion of my own just like everyone else. Just like any single person in here whose opinion is appreciated greatly. I can admit that I usually approach everything from a modern gigging/recording guitarist point of view so I don't expect everyone to always agree with me and that is fine since there are all opinions and everyone's got one. That's just natural.
Another problem with "amp/cab in room" is the "room" part of it which normally changes every now and then if you move your setup and whether a room is treated or not has a huge effect. Also if you're used to a sound in a badly treated room your ears might be used to something that might sound bad for other people.