What other real choice is there?
I think the answer depends on the perspective of the individual player.
If you've spent years and years curating your own set of great amps and effects to get specific tones that define your tone, those real amps and pedals into something like a Suhr, Mesa or UA OX load box using headphones or studio monitors are a perfectly viable if not preferable solution.
I think that the tube amp >> load box solution sounds better/juicier/more dynamic and that the nonlinearities of analog from one moment to the next are more interesting to the ear.
It can be completely silent to the outside world, or limited to whatever volume you choose to run your monitors.
However, if your thing is to simply play around with tones captured from a plethora of amps, whether for grins and giggles or to do covers, cool - these devices are great for that. They have the benefit of light weight for gigging as well.
Also, if you don't hear a significant difference, that's yet another reason to go modeler.
For an analog sound that's inexpensive and doesn't involve tube amps with their weight, etc., the analog Quilter solid state amps are inexpensive and sound quite good; although they're transistor amps, they still have the nonlinearities of analog gear.