As a former owner of a Mk 1 this seemed a fair and balanced review.
A couple of questions...
1) Did Tom discover if Tascam have fixed the nasty 'gotcha' whereby if you used inputs 5/6 as mic inputs and activate phantom power all is fine - even though they're TRS inputs. But if you then switched 5/6 to line inputs and forgot about the active phantom you'd find 48 volts going where it was not wanted at all! I know a couple of us got caught by that one.
2) With the Mk I the manual needed careful reading - and interpretation - to make sure that you got your recording formats right. My first multitrack recording I managed to get each track recorded separately, but with no means of exporting the tracks separately digitally. I had to do an analogue playback using the RCA outs and re-record into a different multitrack with the attendant degradation of S/N ratios that accrued.
Are these both now fixed or at least more prominently highlighted in the manual?