I bought Rockmans because I grow up on that sound.
I was few years ago talking to friend who has recording studio, and mention some local bands, and how I like some songs from particular period, and every song I mentioned his replay was - Rockman,
the we move to ZZ Top Rough Boy - Rockman,
Satriani Always with me ... Rockman,
some Billy Idol songs, Def Leppard ... everything was Rockman, almost every song from late 80' and first half of 90' that we talk about was Rockman,
(and I never listened Boston.)
My favorite distortion is ZZ Top sound from Afterburner, but I always liked Satriani, Steve Stevens, Def Leppard sounds just to name few.
So few months later I had Rockman XPR.
few more rack modules since then, and they are very rare here.
Few times people here writen that Rockman make all guitar sound same. I do not want to drag this thread in wrong direction, but with my Axe Fx2, friend's Gibson Les Paul Standard and my Squier CV50's strat with A2 singles, with enough distortion sounds same.
And Rockman is all analog, and with analog - bit depth is infinite.
Anyway, I like Rockman sound, clean, distorted or chorus.