Why don't you go with one of the Line6 products? I highly recommend their amps. My current stage amp is a Line6 Ax2 212, and it really blows other amps away. If you want to just get effects, their effects pedals are great. Also, you might look into vintage pedals like MXRs, and things like that. Or just get what you like now, because over the years your taste and preferences will change.