I reckon that's just because you're not used to it. Cadac consoles have been laid out like this for years, and when you stop to think about it, it makes sense, especially on a large format console. Auxes are typically set once, and then left, whereas you may need to reach for the EQ and tweak it during the show quickly. It's a lot easier when that's down closer to the faders.And I agree with Evan at PSW, I hate how the aux and EQ are flipped.
I've never mixed on a Cadac (yet ), so I can't speak to that. Most of the shows I mix have mons run from FOH, so I'm constantly adjusting the auxs more than the EQ. You're right, I'm just not used to it.Just because it's new doesn't mean it's bad