I applaud you for it, but it's not a little extra work where i'm sitting. Then again, i'm pretty uptight about the way i wrap cables to put them away, and I'm basically the ONLY person who can do it. adding another 8 channels just ain't worth the time. i worked for years with nothing more than a powered mixer with 6 channels! some of the stuff in my signature is that alone. . . it's all in how you use what you've got and how invested the players on stage are in the overall sound as well (always been lucky with that).