With the addition of a lot of outboard gear to my Home Studio, I was quickly running out of I/O, and constantly falling over equipment to plug in various signal chains. I've used plenty of patch-bays before, and have previously worked in a Professional Studio. I did my research and came across the Samson S-Patch Plus. Found a great deal at Sam Ash, and pulled the trigger. It's been racked for a few weeks now, and has not disappointed! Why did I wait so long? I find myself being more creative, more quickly. Trying signal chains that I would have dreaded before. (Either I did not have the right cables or they did not reach etc.) The switching on the front has to be the "why didn't I think of this?" question of the last decade! Having Normal, Half-normal and Through Mode operation with the flip of a switch is AMAZING! It's built extremely well from what I can see and feel, and only time will tell with patch-bays. In the mean time, I'm going to pick up another! Love this thing.