I'm looking at a reasonably priced Panasonic Ramsa DA7 board ($1400 with 2 adat cards and a meter bridge). These boards are generally considered much better than O2R's on just about every level. I've seen some compare the converters to Apogee and the pre's & EQ's to Neotek and they're decent controllers. The knock on them is that they're a little clunky in the layout and the software can be tough and unintuitive to learn. The biggest knock though is that they're discontinued and no longer supported. There are sites and a chat board devoted to people using this board and of course all those guys are total cheerleaders for going in on one of these boards. I want to hear from people that have used them but perhaps don't own one now.... I want to record bands and drums in particular and have a number of monitoring options. My home setup needs a ton of versatility as I do some commercial work now, some small bands, some simple V.O., and am looking to get into indi film scoring (5.1) this fall. I like boards though I'm not married to the idea. I'll be running into a G5 running PTLE and Logic. I need expandability, versatility and high quality at the cheapest price... don't we all. Is the DA7 a wise investment?