Ok, I need a new interface setup if I'm going to get serious about getting some freelance work. (I'm currently setting aside money to acoustically treat a room, as well) I'm kind of struggling with what I should buy, as I can think of two ways to go with a new setup. I have been seriously looking into the RME Fireface 800, and I was wondering if anyone owns this on here, or has worked with one before. That is currently the more affordable option, and it has plenty of connectivity for future preamp/outboard gear. However, I was thinking I could just wait and look into a Lynx Aurora 16 with the LSLOT IEEE1394 expansion to hook it up to my Mac. But, in this case, I would have to save more money just for preamps. And if I were to make this purchase, I would stick to solely analog preamps (ART Tube MPA Gold, FMR RNP, SSL X-Logic Alpha VHD...perhaps even invest in an 8 channel Neotek or Soundcraft board, for summing options and the pres). Ultimately, in your opinion, what is the better decision in the long-run (I think I know this already...)?