I was one what that had to have the best sounding pedal, best sounding amp, best sounding pickups, and so on. At least in my price range. I chased guitars and pedals so much, when I should have been just playing. Lately, maybe due to age, I just like to play. Look at some of the pros out there that have pedal boards full of Boss and MXR pedals. They play for a living and use off the self pedals. Some have boutique pedals and custom guitars, but I see so many that do not. Not telling anyone chasing tone to stop, because there is fun, thrill, and a rewarding feeling to the finds. But how many still chase and how many are playing more than chasing these days? I don’t play as much as I like, but the chase for me has lessened.