As guitarists we tend to get overly pedantic about our tone while most people around us don't hear any difference in our little tweaks. The drummer I play with thinks everything I do sounds the same. So it's probably not worth spending too much time worrying about these things. But, if you're dissatisfied with the sound of your gear then you'll most likely practice less and eventually give it up altogether. I think one of the main reasons people quit playing is due to the crappy sound they get from their little "beginners" amp. If it's uninspiring then you just won't be interested.