How much gain is too much?

I’m not talking about the amount of gain, but more the options for how you get it.  I feel like I have ample options… an overdrive pedal, a fuzz pedal, a two channel amp.  Sometimes I want a different sound of a different overdrive, but usually change my mind.

But I see more and more people with 4-5 different gain pedals on their board, plus an amp with a distortion channel.  Sometimes more!  I wish these folks offered up more audio examples of how they use all the different pedal combinations.

What about the rest of you?  Do you have a lot of gain options on your board?  Are you using them for different amounts of gain?  Different tones?  Something else?