The school I light the spring musical for is looking to upgrade there lighting system. I've got a fair idea what I'd recommend for their system upgrade but unsure of what board I'd like. I'm fairly out of the loop as far as up to date equipment. I originally learned on an ETC Express 24/40, and a little on an Expression 1. The School has an Expression 3. Currently rig is primarily conventional fixtures, although we'd like to update. Currently have 120 dimmers(about 10 dedicated to a unison house light system). I'd like to see them keep the 96 dimmer rack and upgrade the 24 rack to a 48 or 96(even if it electrically means dropping to 1.2k dimmers). I'm only there a couple months a year, during the spring musical. They understand little beyond submaster. My idea is that the board needs to be verbally similar to the ETC expression 3 so there isn't a giant learning curve for everyone, and that it needs many, many submasters/faders. I graduated college college in 2008, just as EOS was coming on the scene and the Express/Expression line was being discontinued.