I’m not going to say they are necessary, but they are clean and cool, might simplify some things we want to achieve, especially as one learns to take advantage of them.
I also snagged Manic Compressor, David Bendeth Bundle and T-Bone and saved over $500! A really enticing deal! At this price @bozmillar is going to go broke! But it is likely to improve the sound of my projects as I am not strong on production. It may not make everything fantastic, but it might really help.