My take is that it is more a technical, than general discussion, and might open up other technical issues eg. merits of soundcards, types of RAM, software setup etc.
That's kinda what I'm hoping for. I know many musicians are also in the IT industry and other people's opinions on hardware are always good. I've been doing a lot of research and already I know that If I'd stuck with my old favourite brands, I would have lost out. The hardware business is so changeable.
I'll start a thread later.