Please don't buy a Boss distortion pedal of any description, basically it's like having your shitty marshall distortion in a small box to add to your shitty marshall distortion in a bigger box
Although I agree, there are a few really good boss needs. most of them discontinued like the CS2 ? I think this is the compression sustain one but I have the cs3 (next model) - David gilmour still uses the cs2
and the equalizer is ok. and a few for just some nasty tricks. Some pro's use the metal zone for color that I think works good. but the rest of the pedal's suck and are just tone suckers. oh and a couple digital delays are handy.
I like electro harmonix still but they are usually huge boxes -