I feel that this is an interesting conversation to have.
I tend to gain stack my drive pedals too. But I don’t level boost. Mainly the pedals are there to provide the amp with a particular tone I want it to see.
Whereas in my previous setups I would use e.g TS808 gain=0 vol=max straight into my boogie with the channel setup on the brink of breakup.
So nowadays my OD or DS is there to provide a slight mid bump or scoop to my guitar tone not a level boost. Any gear post those pedals doesn’t get hammered.
But it’s my preference to tone though