I have a BAE 1073MPF, BAE 1023 and a Vintage Neve 1073, they are all great. The BAE stuff is top notch. I use my 1073MPF everyday on just about everything from vocals to toms to guitars etc... Just a great unit and built like a tank with flawless customer service, can't ask for more then that.
Just today I had an issue with a piece and got on the phone with the manufacturer and he was less then cool and I actually thought if it was Mark or Avedis or Montessi they would have handled the situation without a blink of an eye. Customer service is huge to me and Mark is as good as it gets.