Who needs a Twin anymore?
Fender keeps on cranking out these bunker busters for those who just think bigger is better.
Out my way, you can't really gig with them because they are too loud. They won't let beasts like that in the door.
For the last many decades, the deal is mike the amp, and let sound reinforcement provide the muscle. Gigs also like that because the guy in the back with a Mackie can dial you down if you get out of hand. Never met a guitar player that didn't dial it up as the drinks flowed and the night advanced.
Tons of classics were recorded with a mike'd champ. Maybe a Deluxe if you have a Tele, have chops, and want "that" sound.
I agree with you.
but the headroom which has, is unique.