All of this complaining is beyond silly. I’ve been using a DSP-7000 for the last 15 years or so, I bought it used back then because I couldn’t afford the new prices. I’ve never upgraded as the cost/benefit ratio never seemed quite worth it for my needs. At this point I look forward to buying the new unit, even if it’s expensive. I plan to use it for the next 15 years at least. You’re acting like Eventide is forcing you to upgrade, or as if there aren’t perfectly timeless used Eventides that can be picked up for way cheaper.
Yes the complaining is terrible! Music is supposed to be fun! I say take your time to get Emote right. I will wait until 2019 for the R. We are almost 4 months into 2018 already.