Hi, I'm in the process of preparing to purchase a light console for a new college theater. We want to have a nice collection of intelligent lights in our inventory (Selador Strips, VL1000's, and a set of Seachangers). I've been looking at the new Strand Light Palette consoles. My background is purely conventional lighting and I can program an ETC Express like a monster. But when it comes to some of the advanced features on the big boards, my lack of experience with intelligents (lack of intelligence?), leaves me unsure what features I need the most. I just downloaded the user manual and I'm slogging through it but it's not exactly easy reading. So I thought I would post my questions here looking for some real world examples of how the following features would be used: First: there is the 100 key "direct action keypad"/"quick action selection panel": is this sort of like programmable push button submasters. Use them to select preprogrammed focus points or to call up a color in the wash? Second: "Two timed playbacks" Does this create a time delay on actions that the submasters or keypad buttons call for? Third: "12 direct access playback faders" Are these essentially fancy submasters? What is the difference between these and a submaster?