i have a PTIII system(2 dsp farms) and feel fairly abandoned by digidesign in terms of upgrading options. their 001 system is a dead end and their MIX TDM systems are ridiculously high priced. they won't make anything past v5.01 work for PTIII either. so, which company out there should i be paying attention to in terms of finding a comparable system to PT MIX TDM? MOTU seems to be the closest possibilty so far. are they going to offer the ability to use dsp cards or devices (even non-PCI ones preferably). how does Digital Performer with ProTools software? how about reliabilty? i'm tired of waiting for Digidesign to come up with an acceptable soltion. and i also don't have much faith in them as a company that will be fair with me in the future(ie. if i buy the MIX system for 7 g's+, how will they screw me over in a year or two?) am i just dreaming that someone else will come to the rescue here? is truely impossible for any one to come up with something as good as ProTools 5.1.1 with external DSP processing(TDM or something comparable or better?) most of the pro's with big bucks will obviously not sympathize with the financial woes, but as for offering solutions at any price...(such as an option for editing sessions on a laptop or more interface options). in a way, i hate to dis Digidesign because of how significant they are in terms of the last ten years of digital recording evolution, but they seem to be getting too big and are losing touch. i don't think they care at all about losing my business.