It's all going to depend on your expectations and that is the bottom line. While plugs are very good at surgical EQ they don't pull off a perfect copy of expensive analog EQ. That's just one of those things you get what you pay for. Marketing will tell you otherwise but marketing about inexpensive analog EQ's is just as wrong. Good analog EQ costs big bucks and I doubt there will be any equal plug substitute anytime in the near future.