Yes, it's a non-issue, only because I already have everything...HOWEVER, PA is a great company for emulations, and they also provide emulations not found elsewhere. Specifically the Focusrite Console. Emulations of the 76 and Shadow Hills are among other developers that I have, so not thirsty for those really...nice to have, but not a must. Being a mixer, I always try and create a sound that no one else has...not just about getting balances or proper EQ...it's also about getting a true analog tone ITB...for me at least, since that's what I started with...When I was interning at the hit Factory, NY, Pro Tools was just in it's infancy in terms of large scale projects, and mostly out of reach for consumers since they only worked with their own interfaces...until the Mbox came out...but I digress. So yes, I don't really need the plugins, but when one comes out that's unique to the game, I like to own it. My deal is roughly around $200, maybe slightly less for the FC, so I have some time to think about it.Then wouldn’t that make this entire thing a non issue for mixers like you?