I have about $100.00 in paid profiles by what I consider to be the top 3 profile merchants. That being said, I could easily find enough rigs in free rig packs and ones included in the KPA to do anything I wanted. I don't regret buying all those profiles I'll likely use 5% of as it was a learning experience that cost about as much as a pedal. Last night I was messing with the stuff in the Legends pack that I initially kind of waved over and was having an absolute blast.
Played teen spirit with the Kurt Cob and kicked in the DS for the heavy parts, Jimmy page one was great also, as well as one of my favorite profiles ever that led me to the Bert stuff, TD's tweek on Bert's BE100 (EVH). The Carlos was excellent too I couldn't stop playing lead with it. It worked pretty good for classic rock as well and had a bit of give & fatness that made it fun to play. The Mark Nof was cool. I was playing MFN with it and it was closer than anything I have tried in the past for that song. Adjusting that fixed wah a tad, I could play certain Boston leads as well (Don't be afraid) on my goldtop that were perfect. The SRV was very nice and a keeper. In the Kemper the /13 by , & the JJ30 match by MB are great for low/mid gain stuff. FX and pedals give them huge versatility. I've gigged with less than what just those two profiles could provide!
14 of the legend pack profiles are tweeked from Bert's and that's how I was thankfully lead to his stuff. Most likely TD used them recognizing the goodness of them as well. I could take a few of his from the legends, with the /13 & JJ30 matchless and have a better live sound than anything I ever had I'm thinking. You can fire up a Kemper and have instant satisfaction and great sound, but for me it has been entertaining learning how to get the most from it and what I like the best. There are so many choices, it's difficult for "grass is greener" people like me to decide on all of them. One thing for sure is it keeps me from buying amps. When I think "Oh I'd like to have that cool tweed Blues Jr." or something, I stop myself and go Why? I can dial that tone in on my Kemper , have effects and superior options, light weight and all in one sensibility.