Hi, I'm ruudman and I'm a gearoholic..
I've done a 12 step, and am doing fine - no, really I am!
Regarding 2-bus, there are several issues:
* Are you in need of/do you want a bus-compressor?
* Are you in need of/do you want a bus-limiter?
* Or do you want to use it as a brickwall limiter?
As a bus-comp/lim it has its fans, maybe I'm among them.
It's pretty neutral and relaxed, but can change temper when twisted. IMO, having a diplomat as Sony on the 2-bus is a safe route.
As a brickwall, there are others that do it better (though I hate
brickwall limiting in general)
McDSP's Channel G is a contender, I guess.
And if I would, I could mention Waves, but I wont