Totally! 100% agree.
I like the way @bozmillar is actually innovating… like…making stuff that other stuff doesn’t do. The problem is that everyone else seems to want to make another 1176 clone, or model some other pieces of something analog. At least that +10 Bendeth model was a compressor that hadn’t been modeled before. If I see another fairchild clone that doesn’t immediately appear to do something the UAD one doesn’t, I’m 99% (almost certainly) not even going to look at it.
I dunno…kinda hit apathy on the monitors and the mixer and the DAW and the interfaces and the center section and MIDI controllers as well. I don’t know if its me. Or if its the irony of not really feeling like there’s anything else to upgrade. Its kind of surreal. Not spending time drooling over stuff you wish you had. Oh well. Back to mixing then?