I'm stuck... I can't decide if I want to get a digitech hot rod or a big muff... they both have a sound I like, and while I do like the sustain of the muff... the versatility of the hot rod is also good... are there any big pros/cons about either effect, and what are everyone's opinions on them? Thank you.

P.S. I play all kinds of rock from metal to softer classic rock and I'm using a Dean Hardtail with a Vox Valvetronix 50 amp. Don't know if that makes a difference but...
So Your Sickness Weighs A Ton And God's Name Is Smack For Some
God Smack by Alice in Chains

those boys in Mother Love Bone... They're like soup, they're like nothing bad
Holy Roller by Mother Love Bone

RIP Layne Staley and Andrew Wood
I'm going to say no comparison....go for the Big Muff. I think you will just be more pleased with the over all tone in the end.