Hey guys. this is my first time posting here, but I have read many threads in the past month or so. I am a high school student who is the main lighting designer/operator for the local children's theatre. My high school is not big enough to have a theatre department :/. Anyway, right now we have a Leprecon 624. They have been running on this for a long time, but we don't even have enough control to light the stage without dead spots. I have been looking into it, and have decided that the ETC Element would be the pefec upgrade for us. What do you guys think? Also, our dimming situation is awful. We have several NSI dimmer packs that are mounted on the ceiling with the lights plugged into them. They all have MPX control. I went to the local dealer recently, and said that ETC makes a little box - model number I/F 501 - that can convert the DMX signals from the board into MPX for our dimmers. Any input on that? Honestly, our lighting situation is not good. We literally have 24 lights to light an entire stage. For our last show, we had 8 FOH lights, 6 lights on the first over-stage board, 3 lights on the second, and 4 on the third, along with 4 channels of CYC lighting. I am looking into getting more dimmer packs for more lights in the future, which will be easy to add with the Element 250. Thanks!