I love amps, can't beat that proper valve/tube tone. They just aren't practical for me. I haven't been in a band for 5 years after having injured my wrist (injury is a recurring theme for me huh?) so I just have no need of playing loud. When the need arises i'm perfectly happy jamming out through my monitors.
Some type of computer based guitar setup just works for me. Quiet headphone practice means I can play at any volume and having all my music/youtube/tabs/dvds/seinfeld episodes right there in front of me is just very handy. Plus it's cheap, I think my Toneport cost me £40 on eBay - more money for guitars