I have first gen 24.4.2 and also second gen 16.4.2ai, and have gotten lots of use out of both of them. But I got tired of bringing a laptop and external disc with me to do multi-track, along with a console. For many of my gigs, I needed a more portable solution like a rack mixer controlled by iPad, and of course I wanted recallable pre-amp gain, and multi-track recording was always a requirement. So, I was very disappointed in Presonus' inexplicable decision to leave this feature off of otherwise ideal rack-mount series iii products. That's when I took a chance on your competitor who offered the features I needed, and I've been very happy with that for many years now. Its great that you had a goal to keep the price low. But did you never think about offering the additional features at a somewhat higher price point? You were so close, and yet you lost me as a customer. After switching to your competitor's product, I have referred about a half dozen others who have also purchased products made by that other company. Really really doesn't seem like a good choice on your part.