I am looking for opinions on whether to buy a used Mackie d8b as a desk for my studio. My studio now is based around Cubase SX, 32ch of Tascam DA-78, motu 24i,and 2408 mkIII's and a Mackie 8bus 48 channel (24 +24E). I typically use outboard preamps into Cubase via the Motu Interfaces and don't use the DA's much any more. Since I have been Using Cubase More and more I find having a mix surface would be Ideal. You can pick up a decently loaded( plug ins i/o etc) d8b for around $2000 and with the 5.1 software it will be a control surface for Cubase. And you get the functionality of the board with 12 preamps multiple outputs and aux sends for outboard gear and monitor sends in the studio as a bonus. Is there something I am Missing (too good to be true), I have been happy with Mackie products. and a new control surface w/ 24 faders and the rest of the controls is about the same money. I am an old analog guy and don't like point and click mixing. If anyone has experience with these boards I would appricate your opinions. Keep in mind that I am using outboard pre's for most recording so the quality of the d8b pre's is not that much of an issue. Thanks :?