For the last half year - since I own the stage - I tested a lot of profiles from RigExchange and some I bought. Now, I'm the classic rock/blues rock guy, so I'm not interested in high gain / metal profiles. Therefore, I always looked for Marshall, Fender or Vox Profiles and their different clones from the boutique world.
The one thing I always felt very strange of amp profiles was the multitude of profiles made by the same user of the same amp. Ok, I understand and did it myself: when profiling, you can do it with different settings on your amp, especially if it has two of more channels. But most often, what I usually see and hear is that the sounds mainly differ in gain settings. When I select a profile as a candidate, I often use a profile with low (0 to 3) gain level. I think it is my job when tweaking a profile to set up the gain level to what I need. Often, in performances I use the morphing function, where for lead parts I turn up the gain level of the profile (besides other things).
So I never chose a profile with mid or higher gain levels. But I find out when playing with these profiles and turning down the gain level to 0..3, I'm just hearing the same sound as those with their sibling profiles where gain was already set up to this level. So I'm wondering: why do people produce so much profiles of an amp? The differences of those profiles only seems to be a question of the gain settings (and some slight different EQ settings on the amp). So, to me, these multitudes of profiles are simply overkill, often annoying to test.
Another thing I don't like with much profiles: they come with WAH-effect on slots, with (multiple) EQs, with Delays etc. If a profile is not declared as an effect profile, those stomps should just not be there. It is the user's task to make a Rig from a Profile.