Because of course, one's audience is completely dependant upon every single amp nuance I've never witnessed a punter walk out of a gig because of such trivial matters... However, I HAVE seen a few punters walk out because the the backline was too loud..
It's beginning to seem a lot like the "Emperors New Clothes" are fading and the inevitable backlash is starting..
Stop comparing and start gigging.. Only then can a PROPER comparison be made IMHOOC
I gig, record, have done (and do) sessions, have worked in amplifier design, with pickups, ect, and got the kemper (well this is the third one) for recording my own music more conveniently.
I think it's possible to both be critical of A and also make good use of it. Live shows are one story; recording is another. For some difference A, B, C may matter more than others. Some may agree that the audience is what matters the most. Others may not. And some may consider feel differences more than others as well.
Usually I prefer real amps. I think kemper is great. I also think it's not perfect and that there is some room to evolve, much like many amplifiers.
That sums it up, really..