Well, for just vizualizations i like the Martin ShowDesigner, mainly because the demo of it is FREE. but, for control, i'm actually looking at getting an Express 24/48 w/ the Emphasis system. (etcconnect.com) integrated wysiwyg, automating patch updates throughout the software, it just sounds goooood. if i ain't got $$, probly Elation's compuware or Martin's lightjockey w/ finger interface. I've worked w/ Chauvet's showexpress, and it's pretty goo aswell.