I mean... like does it really make sense? What's the real point in spending 5k on an interface.. when theres just going to be a "better" one later? I mean how clear can audio REALLY get? Or is it about having the most options? What is it that they found a way to make that much less hiss on the audio track? its MORE crystal clear? It seems as though recording is becoming a real consumer's hobby. There isn't a TIMELESS interface.. or a classic interface that produces a sound that's sought after in 2011.. Because in 2012 there will be a new one with different colors... And the other one will be discontinued.... THEN the new programs won't work with the older models and this and that. Is there a REAL investment in digital audio?