Wasn't quite a piece of cake to set up (you really need to download and install the new drivers) but it's working now. I did have to totally strip down my Windows world to get around random dropouts when things like the wireless network card would kick in in the background. There's a whole bunch of system tuning things you need to undertake, but these are not specific to the i88x but pertain rather to recording audio in Windows. If you are Mac, of course, you probably have none of these travails.
Long story short - I recommend the i88x. BE SURE YOUR RECORDING SOFTWARE SUPPORTS ASIO DRIVERS, though. I was using Adobe Audition and it doesn't. Most of the majors do, but just be sure to check. The i88x requires ASIO.