Nah, no gripe here!I've spent a lot of time with my AM DMM, Skrecho, TF, M9, DM2, and AD900. Of all, my "hands down" favorite is 100% the Skrecho. I use the M9 and TF quite a bit as they offer so much variety. However, when I'm playing and creating for myself...the Skrecho is my go to. It's just incredibly musical, to my ears, and has great feel. Can dial in soupy-clear big lead sounds. I love the different types of warble I can get. The DMM is very nice, but it's just too big to warrant a spot on my board. If i felt the DMM was heads and shoulders above the rest I'd make the room...it's just not (IMO). Great pedal, but not my favorite.
The guy who thinks an exspensive delay is an ornament meant to impress others (I know he said "no disrect" and none at all taken...but it's just a poor basis for deciding between the given pedals and not very constructive or objective...) sounds like someone with a gripe rather than someone who has real input from hands on experience with the selected choices. I could care less about cost or making a pretty board. I love delay and simply find it very inspirational. This has pushed me to try a good deal of delays available. IMO, you really need to decide first on whether you want a multi-type delay or a single delay unit. This will really narrow it down for you. Do you need tap tempo? Stereo? Midi? Presets? Limited available space? Power Supplies? It's pretty hard to compare the M9/TF to the DMM/Skrecho. Hopefully answering some of the above questions I've listed will help you narrow down the selection a little further. From there if you decide on the M9, you can likely pick one up at GC to try out with the ability to return it. If the DMM/Skrecho, you can sell a Skrecho for what you pay for it in no time...which also allows you to test drive one. Anyways...that's my two cents.
Enjoy the journey ...all very good choices.
Actually, try using it for awhile to see how you like it. Then, send a message to Howard for a list of his mods. If anything on the list matches something you'd find useful for YOUR particular needs or addresses a shortcoming you've discovered, then by all means go ahead and send it to him.If you get the DMM sent it straight to Howard Davis to mod it...