absolutely with you. I've been reminiscing over the 70's all day.
Check this out. I'm doing cartwheels right now. You have got to try this, ( thank you Boswell for suggesting this) . If and when your tape deck dies, there is hope!
I'm sure the reason why we love summing OTB and, printing to tape is largely because of the SRC crap that happens during a SRC bounce or export.
They never turns out the way we hear it, right? I'm using a second converter now and printing my master to a second DAW. My system is pretty sweet, I use 2 versions of Sequoia 12 now but I'm certain Reaper would Rock for the master DAW on a PC or Mac, laptop or any stable computer for that matter! I suggest Reaper because it will run on most anything and it is stable and very clean sounding and cheap! If you get your hands on something like a Lavry AD11, this is choice because it is USB , you don't need an interface and the convertors are stellar. Choice for DIY Mastering. However, any good converter will work better than bouncing .
Print to a second DAW and you are going to be a happy guy. My sound is way better now. No more bouncing.
For more on this topic, I've started a thread here:
Print vs Export