Question Time. My school is building a new theatre, supposed to be done by 2012 but now 2015 because of the economy. We have 6 MLs (4 Elation Power Wash 250's, 2 Elation Design Spot 250's) which take up 75 channels overall, and we're looking to upgrade in the future. We're looking into Sea Changers, ML's, and other various LED products. Currently, we have an ETC Express 24/48, and thus we're limited channel wise and control wise. For the past 2 shows, we rented a Hog3PC widget, and it works well and all, and my TD/Department head were considering buying it. However, if we're going to buy a widget just to run ML's and LED's, and we're looking to expand in the future, I was discussing with my TD about buying a new console all together. As we'll be most likely buying a new console (almost 100% sure) for the new theatre, I don't see the point in buying the DMX widget. They've come in handy so far, and we love using them. However, without the widget, we have by far the worst ML board I have ever seen in my life, and the ML's are useless. Completely. Useless. I was also discussing the possibility of buying (when available), the newly released ETC Element, or the ETC Ion. For a theatre with 48 dimmers, 40-50 S4's, 6 ML's , 40 fresnels, and plans to upgrade to a new theatre, which seems more logical?