Great Design and Sound
The most important things to me in a compact mixer are flexibility, ease of use (logically laid out), and sound. This little mixer delivers all of those. I like the frequency selection of the mid range, and two separate sends (fx/aux and monitor). And the returns can go straight to inputs for returns (aux return, tape in, etc) without using up a channel strip. The preamps are pristine, and are no noise issues. There are even gain LEDs on all channel strips!
I would have like to have hi-pass switches on all the channels rather than just on the mains, and a mono out would be nice. But solid and smartly-designed mixer deserves a "blown away" rating.