So I am in the market for some new gear (thank you tax return). What I am having a hard time wrapping my head around is weather or not to go with presonus (high enough quality for a home studio set up) or an RME 800 (with the intention of getting into acoustic performances, every thing from jazz bands to orchestrations). As it stands right now, the majority of the recording I will be doing will take place in my home. However, I do intend on getting out into the location recording in the future, where higher quality preamps and conversion is desired. what I want to do is buy the presonus and use it until I need to upgrade. But at the same time it seems like a waist of money, when I know that I want to get my hands on a RME. But I do not have enough money to buy it with out financing it. and I really don't like spending money I don't have to spend. not until my financial situation levels out into a more predictable fashion. Keep in mind, my mic collection is fairly limited, and I am only getting started out as an engineer.