I don't mind digital for effects... But I have yet to be sold on the amp/speaker sim stuff... Everything I've heard in that realm so far sounds fake... Of course, in the mix I doubt any non musician would notice. Especially in a live situation. But I mostly play alone, with just the guitar, so the fakeness can be distracting. The only digital thing I own is a fairly ancient Korg Toneworks. It's a lot of fun to play with, but to get a decent sound (through a tube amp) out of the presets I have to edit them and turn off the speaker sim crap. The sound of all that digital modeling stuff reminds me of what Bose stereo systems do to music... It's a very exagerated and overly perfect/symetrical/simplified ambiance that gets added to the tone. Sounds impressive at first, but seems to lose its charm as a novelty rather quickly. Again, this is from the perspective of a tone snob who plays at home... I'm sure those pod things are awesome for live gigs.