Yes, I know there are a million different threads about light boards, and I'n no doubt going to be looking at almost all of them, but I was wondering if you all could give me some input on my situation? I'm being given between $5 and $6,000 to work with. My theater has 32 dimmers total (29 or so that work. I'll need enough cues to run a fairly to very complex show. I do not need to have moving light capabilities. I'd like effects capabilities--chase, cycle, all that jazz--and fairly complex/customizable too. This one's not so big of a deal. It needs to be reasonably durable (not like 'throw it against a wall' durable, but I mean, I don't want a cheap plasticy board. I won't deny it--we're a high school.) So far, I'm thinking of the ETC Express 24/48 or 48/96. Any comments on this? I've heard of it's dependability and widespread use, basically a workhorse, which works for us. In order to save money (or, if need be, in order to get it at all) I'm willing to buy a used board. Would you reccommend any accessories--monitors, etc. for this board (or for others?) Are there any other boards that you guys would suggest for this purpose? Comments on the Express? Meaning of life? If you'd like to know: Our old board was a Strand MX-24 console, basically the same slider config as the 24/48, with a grand total of 96 cues.