Clearly ‘different strokes’ issues here. We build and name each song and place it in a set list order. Some stock .sng get reused of course at different tempos, etc so setting a volume for them (regardless of kit used) will work. Since we use IEMs to monitor and EQ our sound going out balance issues don’t arise v/v BB and everything else complicated by room variations.
Fills flow out of the song itself as appropriate so I’m not sure where the problem is there. Granted after 2 years I come across some I like better than others. Some never get used. When it feels like it should come into play the ‘big button’ on the floor gets kicked.
Our trio was designed specifically to play smaller venues but with a broader scope than the duo I played for years. More vocal possibilities, more instrumental variety - but still the same volume/venue/pay issues exist. A trio is still made of (aging) humans so the same concern especially at the end of the night about dragging more equipment is true. Don’t know where ‘more gear’ comes in here since the volume pedal and BB are velcro’d to a pedal board. BTW the Boss volume pedal I use as I’ve stated elsewhere is not real clean and would not be good for refined guitar work. It simply adds dynamics (fade outs and drawbacks during songs).