Our church is in need of a new mixing board. We are currently using a 16 channel Soundcraft Sprit Live 4-2. We regularly use all 16 mono channels, two stereo channels and the cassette/cd channel. We need either a 24 channel board with a similar number of additional stereo channels or a 32 channel board. (This probably means we need new furniture, but that's another story.) Ease of use is a priority. We don't have paid sound people, and our volunteers are often students. (Damned kids graduate and go away.) Since our the membership of our band varies from week to week, and digital board that can save presets is good in concept, but a lot of them seem to have a significant learning curve. Durability is an issue. It will be a fixed installation, but it is likely to be messed with by children, college students, and retired engineering professors (worse than kids). Features are not that big a deal. We're running one effects unit and two monitor mixes. Too many toys are dangerous in the hands of some of the people we have had mixing. KISS. Sound quality, well let's just say that the Soundcraft board is not a big limitation on our system. Budget: Well, the expectations of the budget committee have been set by equipment like the Soundcraft. I need to really do a good job making a case for something more expensive than the $5K range. Cheaper is always better of course.