Amps sound like amps, pedals sound like pedals and modellers sound like modellers.
They all have their pros and cons.
If you want that tone, only the real thing can deliver it, other stuff will only TRY to emulate it.
Why not having it only to get that tone you love?
What's the problem?
Use it to get that tone and other gear to get other tones, so many guitarists use different gear to get different tones, if you found a tone you love, stay with it no matter what, some search for it their entire lives but never find
In my case, I found mesa as my favorite tone ever but there are no mesa sellers in Brazil, we can only buy mesa from people who travelled, bought and brought them to sell for extremelly high prices, so high that guitarists can't buy them, only lawyers, doctors(hobby players) can
BTW sometimes english is a nightmare, Bought and Brought, only 1 letter different, for the love of God(foreigners), don't do that