For those who aren't familiar with it, TPS is a long running YouTube show that focuses on guitar pedals.
I put this in the Other Gear section for the same reason that I asked the question. With a Kemper, pedals become "other gear." There's a full suite of effects, reverbs etc. so it's not at all unusual for people to run a Kemper and nothing else. That's my own approach, and I love the simplicity of it.
While I've never been a huge effects / pedals guy (I have maybe a dozen, trivial in comparison to many), it's truly a golden age for those who are. There are a gazillion makers out there doing some excellent stuff, so if you're into pedals it's got to feel like being a kid in a candy store. For those who are effects wizards, many will extol the virtues of analog pedals when compared to digital effects, just like for many years no digital product could ever compare with a tube amp. And even in areas where the Kemper's effects can stand shoulder to shoulder with stomp boxes, there's something to be said for making a pedal that does one and only one thing, and making it as good as it can possibly be.
When I bought the Kemper I sold all my tube amps. I didn't sell my pedals because they're probably not worth much anyway, so why not keep them around? But they gather dust in a closet, as everything I need comes out of a little green toaster. However, because the Kemper feels so much like an actual amp, I was curious as to how common it is for people to just treat it like one, huge pedal collection and all. And watch GAS inducing shows like TPS.