I dont know how you work, but I love setting up a mix on a board.
Plus I do a lot of mixing on projects I havent recorded myself. I dont want to start the internal / external summing debate, but as soon as I route all the stems to my desk I find SO much more space to work with. I dont know the science but it means I have to do a lot less unnatural processing.
A toft is only a few grand and im loving mine.