I have a Studio Pro red stripe, and I vote for the Bandit. Current Transtube sounds incredibly good; I AB'd a Bandit against a big store full of amps, only thing better was the low end envelope on a Fender Blues Deluxe (bigger, heavier, much costlier). It is VERY sturdy. (Vypyr is now reliable but nothing is more reliable than a Bandit.) New it's cheap, used they cost, like, nothing. So OK, you won't resell for a profit. So what? If you want more effects, put something in front of it -- line 6, Zoom, Vox. I run a Tech 21 Blonde or a Zoom G2 into mine, sounds great. Plays at gig volumes.
UNLESS... you are in a cover band and/or play a LOT of different genres. Then you will be SO glad to have a modeling amp. But will you really need 100 watts and 2X12? Heavy. 75 won't do?
"The slide is my ride."
Peavey Gear: Envoy with Eminence OEM, Red Stripe Studio Pro 112 (with Bugera Vintage speaker), Valveking Royal 8 (with Celestion Tube 10), Bandit 75 (with Jensen Mod 12/70), Dirty Dog.