I also don't like it for most mix bus applications. Especially with a faster attack, I don't like what it does with the low end. But maybe I just need the side chain, and or T-bar mod. Oddly though I will use it for rock bass. (maybe for the same reason others like the 1176
there, it kind of screws the sublows, but the low/mid lows sound kind of cool.) I really started wondering if I didn't know what I was doing with it for a while because it seemed so many other people seemed to like it for the mix bus. Then I heard the mixes and thought, "yeah, that's what I don't like about the box." Oh well, at least somebody agrees. I will use it an many other applications, so overall I'm happy with it. Manley service is great!