Ok... I want to start by saying that I have never used Inelligent lighting before (as far as moving heads goes) and I am going to be working on a show later this year with between 5 and 10 Mac 500s. I am most familiar with using ETC Lighting Consoles but I have heard people say that "It is a sin to put anything above a scroller on an ETC Light Board." I already expect that it is going to take hours and hours of programing to get them to work and look the way I want them to. But I have been playing with the personalities on ETC's Offline Editor. And I decided that to try to simplify the programing I could make groups of the channels that controled color and gobo and so on. Then it will only leave me to adjust the pan and tilt on each which after a while should start to look familar. Anyways, I was wondering what makes intelligent lighting and ETC lighting consoles like oil and water? (as far as everyone says) because I have always had great experiences doing everything else on an ETC board. Feel free to point out something glaringly obvious that I may be forgeting or not completly understanding.