What's up with the 8900? It costs way more than most stereo compressors especially if you add in the cost of the power supply. Is five grand worth it? I could buy a buttload (well a 1176 and a Manley box) for that much moolah. All I've heard is that it is transparent. Can it do anything else? Can I use it to apply envelopes ala synthesizer evelopes to sounds without uglifying the tone? Can it pump or distort in a pleasant way? What's the point? I know that GM is like a tech-wiz but for 2k less I could buy most any comp I want!