Of course it all comes down to personal preference but I think I prefer the mid-boosted, TS circuit too. As long as the gain is set lower and the volume is high enough to boost your amp (or the next gain pedal if you stack them), the good old TS is a terrific lead boost. I'm not sure if I could use it as an always-on OD though. The Klones seem to shine more in that regard, as an always-on tone sweetener. I have used my Klone and a Bluesbreaker clone in that role and I have gotten good results. However, I tend to use a lot of effects and it is more difficult for me to get the levels of dirt while retaining clarity with those things than with the TS.