Well, again, I'm not trying to replace it. I'm looking for options to have a console of my own. The Innovator belongs to my son's middle school and he will be graduating from there next month. Odds are that I'll never use it again. If there were a practical option for me to buy for myself, I'd be interested. At this point, it looks like a software solution is likely, maybe one I create myself.
Could you say more about that? What do mean you say, "least stable?"
For a PERSONAL console I think mobility and storage are important. Personally I'd go with NOMAD, very powerful, will do everything and anything you need and can be run on a laptop or computer like the NOMAD PUCK no problem. To add good control surfaces costs extra of course which is the one real drawback.
I figure you to be using more conventionals than anything from the sounds of things, so many of the other cost-effective alternatives I'd steer clear from. There are a lot of options out there however.
"least stable" as in it has a reputation for crashing and misbehavior.