I agree that it’s very much a matter of individual tastes.
The first modular performance I saw was by Suit & Tie Guy. His live rig was a wall of 5U and a pretty good collection of vintage synths with a bit of modern Moog and Roland. There was no issue of it not being expressive enough. He was tending it like a gardener, adding parts with loopers, soloing with it and so on for a couple of hours or more and it was engrossing.
By volume his live rig was probably triple what my studio has, and I’m making a plan to downsize. I wouldn’t want to play with all of that stuff, but I also wouldn’t want to go out there with just a 104HP skiff either.