I read a good point that a mix (if properly eq'd) should sound good in mono. Does anyone here mix to mono until it sounds good and THEN pan from that point to make things more interesting? I find when I record I'm pretty quick to start panning stuff around to separate them but now I think I should first concentrate more on making sure instruments and vocals aren't clashing and then concentrate on moving them to a stereo realm. As a side note, when it comes to stereo mixes I really appreciate stuff like the Beatles Rubber Soul where you'll hear vocals on one side and drums on the other. But that's a different point I suppose.