I am at a place where it is well known that everything can now be mixed "in the box", and there are plug-ins for everything - that are excellent. However, being a computer guy all of my life, I know that all things digital always expire and go out of date, or are updated, or the software company stops supporting a new Operating System, etc. This would never happen with outboard gear, but MAN is it expensive! I recently listened to a Joe Carrell interview, and he does everything mostly in the DAW. I am really torn on which way to proceed (thinking ahead into the future). Granted, it's really awesome to have all of the settings come up in a session exactly as they were, but it is also nice knowing that the outboard gear will always be there, and will work no matter what the OS is. I'm interested to see how people feel about this.