Worth every penny!!!
Our band picked this up to replace my Allen & Health Zed 24 which has been less than reliable (sorry to say). We've used the Mackie on four gigs now (we play every weekend) and it has been flawless. The AUX sends work great for the monitor mixes. Preamps are very versatile with a good range whether running mic/line, guitar synth, acoustic, drums, vocals, etc. Having all the jacks on the rear makes set-up nice and easy. If I ever get back into recording again, and go the analog route, I would buy this mixer without any reservations. Well worth the cash!