#1
So given GC has this 15% off sale going this weekend I've been considering buying a MFX unit like the Digitech RP1000 or something else with similar effects selection and a looper.
I really have no experience with MFX pedals, and I don't use a lot of effects to begin with. So I'm just curious what users here recommend.

Listening to youtube demo's of the RP1000 I feel like it sounds awful. That being said, I'm not really limited by budget although I am frugal, I could afford to buy "boutique" or high end individual pedals if they gave me the sound I am looking for.

I think the main effects I'm looking for are fuzz, delay, and compression/sustain, and in addition to that I want a looper. Would I be better off just buying those individual pedals? I already have chorus pedals, and my amp has two channels with plenty of distortion.
I'm trying to get tones like The Libertines/Babyshambles and Brand New's two most recent albums (Daisy, The Devil and God).
Any advice, ideas, pedals to check out would be appreciated.
#2
if the RP1000 does not sound good, try look at Line 6 X3 live or Boss GT 10 demos

warning, the X3 live is discontinued now and a new model is going to be announced

the GT-10 is at the end of its lifespan too, but no announcement on the GT11/12.

if you like a specific tone from a band, i think an individual pedal is best for you. if you want to just tweak away and control every little parameter, check out the GT-10. the GT-10 is not for plug in play though, takes a long time to get anything nice if you aren't good at dialing an effect(this is my case)
#3
Yeah I'm starting to lean more towards individual effects. I'm not trying to exactly replicate either of these bands, I just want to get a somewhat similar sound. I want something that is pretty easy to use, the complexity of MFX and the fact that their effects sound generic to me are the things I don't like about them.
It seems like the only down sides to individual pedals is cost and the fact that you have to have a bunch of individual things. But it seems like in general they have more character and are easier to use...
Can anyone recommend pedals for the effects I listed previously if they think that's a better choice than an MFX unit? For a looper I'd probably just a get Boss RC 2, other than that I don't know really know what to look for.
The price range for Fuzz and Delay pedals makes me very hesitant to make buy either of the two. I don't want to waste $90 on a piece of crap, I don't want to spend $300 if it's no better than something for half the cost.