Thanks for the input. Much appreciated. bigtree: I too agree about the touch screen - it seems rather gimmicky and makes me think this will be a discontinued product soon. ....time will tell.
I just put in an offer on a Forssell MADA-2. This got really good reviews and they allow a demo time period. It can be returned for a full refund (minus shipping costs) if I don't like it. The only thing I don't like is that there isn't a firewire or USB interface on this. The digital inputs are: "
AES3 (AES/EBU) 110 ohm (XLR) and SPDIF 75 ohm (RCA)"
I'm not crazy about changing out my IO card for the inputs so I may look into some sort of USB3 conversion device for the SPDIF if I like it.