Well, I did it; ordered the R1 from Sound Professionals and a Behringer
UB802 from Musician's Friend; I need the mixer for mixing voice and
keyboard, and the Edirol was just too good to pass up; besides, if the new
one isn't as accessible, and they discontinue the R1, then I'd be sorry for
not getting it. I could sure use the fx processing. We've all experienced
how new is definitely not always improved. I don't have to mention how
stereo receivers were so easy to use, and then things got digital, which is
why I am still using my trusty old Fisher stereo that dates back to 1976.
By the way, the Behringer mixer is a great deal for the price; only about $50, and really small.